Mom's 1.75 liter bottle of Absolut Vodka, from ca. one year ago.
We use it instead of the crummy plastic water pitcher, or actually the pretty glass one which I broke (sorry mom).
The lighting is from above, by means of a halogen lamp, and the bottle is also backlit by 4 heater candles. The setup is for dinner, not photography, I just saw it and liked it. I used automatic metering (like I had a choice), with a 1 stop underexposure via exposure compensation.
It's arguably too dark, but since to me the subject was the water, and not the bottle, I like it better this way. I have a "normally" exposed one, which I don't like as much.
No editing was made, except for a little bit of added brightness, due to a self-limiting-for-the-sake-of-education policy, overall satisfaction with the virginal result, and finally, lack of photoshop.
I'm taking too many shots like this recently, because I'm trying out my shiny new tripod. I'm a bit sad that the roll axis creeped a bit counter clock wise. It's a bit too hard to notice such changes on that LCD.
Update: I think this photo has tought me more about my LCD than anything else - it appears to be way too bright...
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Nice study in lighting and textures, but appears too dark and murky on my screen to really shine. The upper part in particular appears too under-exposed for my taste. Even in an intentionally dark image, I would expect to see more light given to this area.