Wow. This photograph is so engaging. The light and dark elements weaved together make me want to just look at it for hours. Apparently this effect was accomplished via light painting. I thought for sure it had to be photoshop, but after researching light painting, I kind of want to try it! So cool!
Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. […] By moving the light source, the light can be used to selectively illuminate parts of the subject or to “paint” a picture by shining it directly into the camera lens. Light painting requires a slow shutter speed, usually a second or more. Light painting can take on the characteristics of a quick pencil sketch.
This awesome light painting photo was published under Creative Commons by Kristaps B. who says he does light painting with his friends for fun. Such a cool hobby!