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Highland Spirit

You will always be able to tell when I have not been out with the camera for a while, I will flog a theme to death or resort to macro! So this one is dedicated to J http://johnnyg.shutterchance.com/ & Digi http://digiphotology.shutterchance.com/ who know their malts!

The same glass as yesterday, pretty obvious what the light source is!

All the best. Mal

Highland Spirit

You will always be able to tell when I have not been out with the camera for a while, I will flog a theme to death or resort to macro! So this one is dedicated to J http://johnnyg.shutterchance.com/ & Digi http://digiphotology.shutterchance.com/ who know their malts!

The same glass as yesterday, pretty obvious what the light source is!

All the best. Mal

comments (25)

  • sk
  • 3 Jan 2007, 00:23
WOW i really love this
Mal: Thank you Ade. All the best. Mal
How on earth did you make this pic??
I love the effects
Mal: Hi Ogonna

The glass was on a table in a very dark room
Taped 6 different colour christmas tree lights loosely together
Small amount of tape on each bulb to dim the light.
Wore dark gloves and dark sleeves to prevent seeing my hand.
2-3 second exposure as I waved/lifted the lights out of the glass.

All the best. Mal
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jan 2007, 00:40
Ok, ok, I'll place my order for some more !
Mal: Hee hee, thank you J. Mal
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2007, 01:44
This is really cool, Mal. Excellent shot.
Mal: Thank you Otto, I'm enjoying abstract land! Mal
dont be offended if i ask, is that considered cheap whiskey in scotland? i am a wine drinker myself, with occasional thirst for amarula cream. so i wouldnt know. i could possibly see this photo in a magazine for a scotch whiskey new years ad!
Mal: Funny you should mention that Genevieve.

Glen Turret was bought about 5 years ago by 'Famous Grouse' who produce some of the most vile cat wee blended rubbish that you have ever tasted. However, they have been true to their word and left Glen Turret untouched. Prices range from 27GBP for the standard 10 year to 1750GBP for the special edition stuff that is only released every 4 years.

All the best Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 3 Jan 2007, 07:29
Judging by the vapour trails this is not one single malt to inhale whilst swallowing. Very cool lights and a busy 2 seconds. great image mal
Mal: Thank you Neal, I had a little too much of the stuff at my party! Mal
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jan 2007, 07:59
Your advertisements work well. I can now remember Glenturret, and will have to investigate availability here in SA.

Must confess the light source is not so obvious to me. Something got twirled (i think) and it could have been christmas lights. Otherwise it must be vaporous stuff in that glass as nev suspects.

A brilliant pic
Mal: You are spot on with your light source Louis! Thank for the lovely comment. Mal
Now, just what do you think you are doing (paranor)Mal?!! Being bored is one thing, but bloody hell mate, can't you find a better way of filling 2 seconds of your life?!!! My feeling is that you are definitely on the look out for sponsorship, it's obvious that this particular liquid influences the blurrist streak in you!! Big LOL!

Very, very good photograph mate, amazing what a good set of Chrimbo lights can do for you, who needs a studio?!!

Many kind regards, Neil. AKA "bugman" (blame Neal.)
Mal: I know your tea total but this is how I see the world after a glass of that stuff!

I need to confer with Neal over this nick name issue 'Bugman' is very open to manipulation when you annoy me! So I like it!

Mal
  • Jamey
  • 3 Jan 2007, 11:01
You're better at forcing creativity than me, that's for sure. Whenever I can't get out with the camera I try stuff like this and fail miserably.
Mal: Thank's Jamey, Just drink the whisky, Ideas flow then, but the excecution fails a little. Mal
I second Jamey's comment. I can't even think of how to create something like this. You giving lessons anytime soon? I'll sign up straigt away dude.
Mal: It's the product of a very bored mind Jide and a little whisky! Mal
Mal, as usual you're terrific. Good job!
Mal: Thank you Andy, nice to see you back posting images. Mal
May I join the fine malt brigade? My folks live in Aberlour in Banffshire in the Spey Valley, in spitting distance of three distilleries. As a result, on each visit I look for something different. So far I've had a great Tamnavulin, Aberlour of course, and from further afield, Bruichladdich (Brookladdie) and now Caol Ila (Kaleela) from Islay.

To date I have not taken a photo as fine as this one, however.
Mal: You may join the whisky club Colin, pleasure to have you on board especialy when you are quoting Islay as a fav'. I have to say that at the end of a good night I enjoy the clout of Laphroig.

All the best. Mal
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 3 Jan 2007, 14:55
HA! The spritely spirits are definitely on the loose! smile Well done!
Mal: Loose, armed and dangerous Ginnie. Thank you. All the best. Mal
  • shiv
  • India
  • 3 Jan 2007, 15:52
wow...! very creative...!
i'd like another 'how-to' mal...!
Mal: Hi Shiv

The glass was on a table in a very dark room
Taped 6 different colour christmas tree lights loosely together
Small amount of tape on each bulb to dim the light.
Wore dark gloves and dark sleeves to prevent seeing my hand.
2-3 second exposure as I waved/lifted the lights out of the glass.

All the best. Mal
  • sparklite
  • Toronto, Canada.
  • 3 Jan 2007, 16:27
I too would love that how-to. This is great. I love how colourful it is! smile
Mal: Thank you.

The glass was on a table in a very dark room
Taped 6 different colour christmas tree lights loosely together
Small amount of tape on each bulb to dim the light.
Wore dark gloves and dark sleeves to prevent seeing my hand.
2-3 second exposure as I waved/lifted the lights out of the glass.

All the best. Mal
One word : wonderful ! How did you do that ???
Mal: Thank you Florence

The glass was on a table in a very dark room
Taped 6 different colour christmas tree lights loosely together
Small amount of tape on each bulb to dim the light.
Wore dark gloves and dark sleeves to prevent seeing my hand.
2-3 second exposure as I waved/lifted the lights out of the glass.

All the best. Mal
It seems to me a perfect image to make a publicity! Brilliant, Mal
Mal: Thank you Jose. A lovely comment. Mal
okay..have to join the masses and say this is a very cool shot.
Mal: You don't have to Wale! But it is lovely hearing from you! Are you going to be posting more regularly now? All the best. Mal
amazing stuff malwalker, just over the top fantabulistic.....8.5/10
Mal: Thank you Master. All the best. Oldwalker
In any case Badly, how you have obtained with your 83 photos such amount of visits? Where beams publicity? LoL. They will be that all your images are attractive! ; -)
Mal: Hee Hee, those beams were my prayers and begging messages to everyone! Thank you Jose, I've enjoyed getting to know you recently. Mal
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 3 Jan 2007, 21:49
An absolute corker Mal.

I'd wondered if you'd managed to get hold of some illuminated swizzle sticks, then I saw your explanation .. it's a really good idea.

wink Wouldn't mind being added to the malt club. We spent three up in the north west, sadly the local distillery there had been closed, but when we can get it we still enjoy the Old Fettercairn, it's one of my favourites although himself prefers Islay malts.
Mal: Very glad to have you on board El, that makes 5 of us, Fettercairn is a beauty! I'm a big Islay fan to! All the best. Mal
very nice mal, well done.
Mal: Thank you Atunbi. All the best. Mal
How did you do that Mal? I would like to have seen more green and less blue!

Thanks for the plug. I have to say on the whiskey front, as much as I like the singles one of my favorite tipples is a drop of Teachers, don't laugh, it is genetic, it was my grandfathers tipple and it is cheap, especially in Manchester duty free, yes you still get duty free if you travel to Norway. I think it is because they feel sorry for you!
Mal: They were just christmas tree lights taped together Digi. Mal
  • Steve
  • 4 Jan 2007, 14:34
Hi Mal, like the others, I think this is a cool shot. Maybe I'll try something like this when we take the lights down. Oh, except that they're all white.

I think I'm getting to grips with PhotoSam's marking, I got a 'brilliant' and 7.75 yesterday, and I see that 8.5 is 'fantabulistic'. Must try to figure all the other scores smile

I don't think I'll sign up for the whisky (just had to check if it had an 'e') club as I'm not a real fan - however, I've have got some Macallan and Auchentoshan that are quite nice.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Jan 2007, 19:59
Clearly a blended whisky

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