I thought about trying to get the bottle and coaster perfectly centered in the shot to give it a sense symmetry, but I think that would actually detract from the photo and the slightly off-centered look ends up creating a much better looking shot. I used a single RAW image for this shot and used DPP to create a total of three shots of +1, 0, and -1. I am really enjoying the macro flash and lens combination (I honestly don't know why I waited so long before getting the flash) and still have quite a bit of learning to do, but as long as I manage to get a shot like this every once in awhile that really impresses me, the learning curve of macro photography is definitely worth it!
In the bottle
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