2007 DIGITAL CREATIONS GALLERY
IMAGE OF THE YEAR
Image copyright Mike Gallo
"The Light" was created as an expression of hope or "Light at the end of the tunnel." At some point in our lives, many of us need to know that "The Light" is there for us.
Technically, this was created using various layers including Vue 6 for the background mountains, mystical lighting for the light rays, photos for the clouds, trees and bird, and a texture layer, all combined at various opacities and finished in Studio Artist for the painterly effects.
About the Photographer
I began my photographic endeavors in the early 1980s, specializing in large-format black and white images, film developing, and printing. My focus over the years grew to include nature photography and digital imaging. Having a background in developing and manipulating film and prints led to an interest in exploring Photoshop and other software, which progressed into creating surreal images as a means of expression. My work can be viewed at www.gallography.com.