a few moderately sized trees and painted them white with a power sprayer. supported it using cement in a one gallon paint bucket. The windows were hung from one another using airline cable and were arranged in a curve to make the stage appear smaller.
The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.