Digitally Enhanced Portrait + Matte Painting BackgroundMatte Painting info
: 5 photos [stock house image purchased + my own stock] + Hand Painting [33%]strobist info
: 1 rim light and 1 butterfly lightning.
----- Canon 580 Ex II in shot-through umbrella 45° above the model @1/2
----- Bare and zoomed Nikon sb-26 up on the right behind the model @1/8
Triggered via Skyport.Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L IS II
Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos4 TabletSee How I Made It!: [link]
The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of "the red thread" is believed to be Yue Xia Lao (月下老) (often abbreviated to "Yuelao" [月老]), the old lunar matchmaker god who is also in charge of marriages.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a twin flame.All my works are copyrighted so if you intend to use them you need to contact me for my monetary compensation. Thank you.