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Forest of Life by yuumei Forest of Life by yuumei


Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I'm finally back from Japan, and as soon as the jet lag passes, I'll be back in action with lots of new art. I've been so inspired why all the amazing beauties in Japan, I can't wait to get back to drawing it all!

This photo was taken in Shiratani Unsuikyo, a beautiful forest of ancient cedar trees and moss. This place served as the inspiration for Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, my all time favorite film. It was such a magical experience to be surrounded by so much lush green life. Truly, what a beautiful world we live in.

More nature photos can be found on my fb gallery :) www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…;

Photo by me taken on Sony Alpha 6000 with 16mm lens
Location: Shiratani Unsuikyo, Yakushima, Japan

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InfiniteDiversity Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really admirable artwork. Photography can take a lot of patience, so getting a picture like this must have taken an impressive amount of dedication. Well done.
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botanicus-fireside Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, just so beautiful and inviting.
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BubbleBirdGaming Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, how does one have so much skill?!
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PetitAngelOfTheNight Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So this is a photo? :O For a moment there I thought it was a VERY realistic drawing and I didn't doubt that was the case at all because you're yuumei and you do amazing stuff like this all the time xD But really, somehow it looks like a drawing...

Anyway, great shot, that's a magical place indeed :la: :la: :la: :la:
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chimeishou Featured By Owner Edited Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the same x)
The place is so beautiful it feels unreal.
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luowj Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Fantastic photo, reminds me of Princess Mononoke. Wonder if it is shot in Yakushima Island?
好棒的照片,跟幽灵公主的山兽神森林一样,不会真的去屋久岛采风了吧?٩(๑^o^๑)۶
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luowj Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
sorry neglected information of this photo, beauty still astonishing to me.
same big fan of miyazaki's princess mononoke. wish to see more for 20 years anniversary✧٩(ˊωˋ*)و✧
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Turulion Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful, I would love to visit this place :)
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Blasterixx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Now thats a perfect picture right there! :woohoo:
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NorthernSwallow-Tale Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to go to Japan so badly!
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
"Truly, what a beautiful world we live in." Word.

*cue Mononoke's theme song* :meditation:
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Dr4gonsoul Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Student
Oh so you take pictures too! Amazing! the colors in this picture are stunning
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Wolvesmoon13 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It`s a fantastic picture. The nature is really the best.
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animegeekfreek24 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a beautiful picture.
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legomaestro Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No wonder it inspired Mononoke. Miyazaki and Tezuka both loved nature quite a bit. I think that's something that's missing in my life really. Sounds like Japan was an amazing visit. Glad you went there!
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matthewtweedie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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NefsArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this photo looks great.
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Traintor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
the green of the rocks and the little tree rising up for the sunlight just over the topBad Spoop BEAUTIFUL Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] this can make a grow up men cries happy cry XD 
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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NdrN Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Wonderful!
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Hikari-chan23 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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pastelsecrets Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Student General Artist
at first i thought you drew this and i almost cried
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Haruka-rugi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
first was like "she drew THIS!" with surprise, then i was like "Wait, it's a PHOTO?! from reality" with surprise again.
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AliceLattie Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
same here!
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pastelsecrets Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Student General Artist
haha ^^;
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kenji490 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
beautifull
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Scared2dream Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016   General Artist
One of the reasons I wish I could visit Japan :)
This is beautiful, gorgeous
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angus-beer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lucky you finding the source of inspiration ^.^ I've only been to a place similar to it called 'Becky Falls' where you could climb a waterfall like this, absolutely lovely! 
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tursiops33 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing detail!
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Redd-Witch Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist
Perfect
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Treyos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to visit there, someday.
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CaptainMockingjay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beautiful place with strong colors! :)
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SerenityRoseArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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DrCreep69 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This place is beautiful :o Very nice photo !
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ILiveInTheWoods Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Just lovely ...
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Denzil007 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016   Traditional Artist
very nice.
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ShimmeringEnchantrss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
Oh, this is so beautiful! Great shot!
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Flame-TheCat Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
What I most admire and have to remark for this picture is the light. While the center/upwards angle and right green color scheem are quite wonderful, the way it al find itself iluminated and partly born by the flare o the upper part of the picture is what truly makes it for me. It is Increadible, for it give the picture a feeling calm, peace and life. I love this I say:3
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breathelifeindeeply Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist
Oh wow! Yeah very Mononoke-like :)
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Beautiful
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LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woooah!
Japan is gorgeous!
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MayumiTsukimoto Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look like straight from fantasy tale or another fairy realm! *.*
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LoLo-is-SeaDoo-ing Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016   Digital Artist
Wow, it looks so surreal!! :O
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demonaru Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is a really gorgeous photo.
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KirscheCherry Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Aww, that's gorgeous!
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K-knuckles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Artist
Where were you standing to get a beautiful shot like that!? ;A; 
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Lunessia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning! :clap:
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K12E Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
wow. man made waterfall?
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Oct 16, 2016, 5:15:19 PM
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