This self portrait isn't a composite like most people think. It was actually a 30 second exposure using a Minolta s800 AF Hot Shoe Flash to light my face. The dark side or my face, hat, and shirt went trandsparent while the lighter part of my face stayed clear. This was actually a test shot for a different image. I wanted the colapsible background to be completely black but because of the window behind it the light, color, and texture showed through.