This is a composite photo collage created in Photoshop—as if you couldn’t tell! The background image shows the shadow of a flower backlit on a piece of tracing paper (below, top). The ocean view is an evening shot of surf at Drakes Beach (below, middle). The eye is my eye from a recent self-portrait (below, bottom).
Combining the images took some careful scaling and masking. I used the Mystical Lighting Photoshop plug-in from Auto FX Software to add the beams of light.