Like Bright Lights in a Dim World
"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present." - Francis Bacon
This is really more than just a photo. As a matter of fact, it's only a half photo. The rest is digital stuff. We can call it a hybrid of some sort. The base photo is down in the comments. That was paired along with a stock cracked dirt texture (overlaid over the dirt) and a stock filament image which you can see faintly in the bulb. The rest was painting, layers, layer masks and layer blend modes. And then there were layers. ;-)
It took a couple of hours to do, since I don't have CS anything yet. Nonetheless, it was very fun, and I'm pretty happy with it!