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The Shackleton whisky.

Short version of a long story.. :)

A friend of mine, the real life explorer Patrick ”Pata” Degerman got this bottle for his 50:th birthday, a bottle of the Mackinlay’s Shackleton Rare Old Highland Malt - The Discovery, and I got to shoot it, which was awesome :)

This is the official story behind the whisky:

”- …an exact replica of the whisky left in Antarctica by Sir Ernest Shackleton during his Antarctic expedition between 1907 and 1909. The whisky was recreated down to the very last detail by Whyte and Mackay’s blender extraordinaire, Richard Paterson. The final replica bottle of Mackinlay’s blend contains whiskies from Speyside, the Island, and the Highlands, and the recipe even includes some very rare 1983 Glen Mhor!”

I shoot a lot of alcohol for clients, but this was a personal project, an image I wanted to make for myself, to be added to my portfolio, and I kind of like the result.

This is a combination of two exposures, but besides removing some highlights with the other exposure the image was done in one shot.

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3 Comments

Janusz Slyk's picture

I love compositions like this one.

I really like the atmosphere of the image. Should the bottle pass through a bit of background? I think you put a white card behind a bottle. Maybe you still have the image without it so you can blend them. Just an idea.

Mika Levälampi's picture

Thats a good point, got to try it out sometime, thanks :)