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everything is broken ...
you can see in people faces ,

every single one of them .

but you see . . .
that's also how the light gets in .

so don't you give up .

Cause real Darkness, is something more
than just a lack of light.

before i say something in here,i guess it may be normal to everyone ,
but i have been feeling broken .
I think people have problems like everybody else ,
i am not talking about problems .
i felt this emptiness and i couldn't figure it out why i was so blocked out .
why i haven't been able to shoot for almost a year .

this shooting today was very different from any of what i had experienced .
Veronika helped me in something i haven't been able to feel ,
something very personal . . .

... as you look over my gallery , you will see a lot of changes and seasons,
but nothing quite like today . i was looking into the shooting today ,
i recognized something quite not visible to the eyes .

and there it was .

h o p e .

i wish i could say it was all along but ,it was not .
it absence was very much missed .

i know for the watcher for now on somethings will change ,
some people might leave , some people might like it .
i have been using some new techniques over those new
photos you are about to see.

i can only hope you stay .

for now on , the plum blossom season of 2013 .

- Yoshi .


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Everything has chains... absolutely nothing's ever changed .
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Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Hello Yoshi :D This is an absolutely stunning picture. I know I'm already late by a year but I hope you still continue taking pictures, because visiting your gallery is like visiting 2 different things at the same time. The pictures itself is stunningly beautiful on its own, and your descriptions is like another thing to enjoy. 

I'm just here to let you know, there are not much people who are as open as to let people know how they feel inside. I for one have been having problems expressing my own self, not even happiness or anger, or sadness for that fact. So for me, bumping into your artwork and seeing how well you let loose of yourself in words just somehow feels very refreshing, and it keeps me going because maybe, I can be like you too, be able to express myself in a way I couldn't have done. 

jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Photographer
life is complicated , sometimes the best thing is to write down your thoughts 
and not let you get lost inside of them . wandering .
have a journal ..personal . i do that myself .
i want you to know that i appreciate your words and i will do my best to keep
me in shape to make good shots and to be motivate to shoot as well .
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks so much for reading through my comments Yoshi! :) I'm trying to learn to be more open with my feelings and to convey my emotions as properly as possible, I really hope I can get the hang of this. Because drawing is the only way I get my messages across so I hope learning this new skill will be an improvement for my own self too. 

I still continue to catch up with your shots and to hopefully be motivated in one ways or another. All the best man! Don't give up! :D
BaphometPanzer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful
Tiny-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is such an amazing photo! :)
i love the contrast between the shining blossoms and the dark background!
DanielaNerve Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
seeinglight Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Photographer
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amordragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I understand... maybe more than you think.
I don't have plans of leaving anytime soon.

BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
change is always good yoshi, your work is always beautiful, it will still have your mark,
your heart and soul in them, and these are no exception, they are beautiful.....
naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad for you :hug:
I look forward to more ^^
innerviki Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
when I met You
I read this quotation on your profile:
'we will grow but we'll never bloom again'
at first, I thought that it is so pesymistic...
I understood it in a way, but
I believe it doesn't reffer to our lifes at all
because we have good and bad times
our souls 'bloom' and 'fade' repeatedly
if we were in bloom always,
I think we would not appreciate this time
the state of being 'in bloom' is beautiful because it's so elusive

I wished I could make You see my point
but I didn't know how...

now, seeing how the blossoms break through the darkness
how they manage to overcome the gloomy surrounding...
I see hope
and not only see
I also feel it
Your picture emanates with it
it's this warmth that brings peace and joy to the heart

our bodies and minds will not bloom again
from now on, they will only grow and get older
but our souls....
I wish Your soul always has the scent of hope which will enable you to bloom...
again and again.. :heart:

I wanted to say much more but...
at the end, if I try to talk about feelings, words are just futile devices.
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
So beautifull:love:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Photographer
mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
impressive work
nightembersglowing Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll stay...your work is beautiful ^^
alittleobsessed Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I can't say I wasn't worried, because I was! (Really!!) I'm glad that you found your happiness in photography again, and your hope! Still gonna look forward to your pictures accompanied by your thoughtful words! (your stuck with me now ;) )
MazyFerret Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful ^^.
i will stay. ^^
ZvaSofia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
Karinta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Have hope. :glomp:
grapeninja Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will stay :)
Nightsong-Liz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
DayanaGerber Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will stay.
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
DayanaGerber Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wai-Jing Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you reached a personal epiphany :)

I remember in school, they made us do this activity. We were given six pieces of paper, and we had to write down the six things that were most important to us. Then, one by one, we had to get rid of all but one. 'Knowledge' went early on, as did 'creativity'; 'friends' followed soon after. 'Family' went, and 'freedom' was the last to go. Then I only had one piece of paper - on which I had written 'hope'.

I can't imagine what it would be like to be without hope. I'm glad that you found it again.

I think this photo encapsulates it well - the dark wood with the bursts of vivid pink, delicate, yet filled with vitality. It's lovely.

I think that hope really is always there - or at least, its potential is. But we can become blind to it, believe that its promise has deserted us, even when it is right in front of us. I'm glad that you can see it again, both literally and figuratively.
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
it may sound a little on the edge but i was considering
selling my camera cause i was not using it .
i was/had sure i never would used it again like i used to .
thank you for your comments !
they are very much appreciated :glomp:
Wai-Jing Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I know what you mean. For a while, I used to make excuses not to sit down to draw - have to go make lunch, have to go tidy up - all because I didn't think that my hands could possibly create what I saw in my head. I was subconsciously trying to save myself the disappointment when my fabulous vision turned out crap in my sketchbook. It took me a long time to realize that I just needed to put something on the paper - even if it wasn't any good, once it was there, I could potentially turn it into anything, maybe even something good. Perhaps that's similar to the hope that you were talking about?

I have a lot of admiration for photographers. If you draw or paint, you can start from scratch and make anything; but if you take a photograph, you can only work with what is already there. You can't change your subject too much; you have to make the best of it, using angles and focus and settings. I've never been good at it; I think it's a level of subtlety too far for me :P
Not for you, though. You are a very, very good photographer - one of the best I've seen.

You're welcome, and thank you for daring to tell so much about yourself :hug:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely photo!!!!:love:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Photographer
thanks !
narare Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
:happybounce: :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
JunJun510 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
sandcherry67 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very stunning!
Kurisiti Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I too have been feeling broken and I keep trying to get myself back to hoping for better things, but all those broken things inside of me keep weighing down. I love your photos because they so beauty and they make me forget for a moment about all the stuff going on in my life, so I hope to continue to see you and your work grow.
jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Photographer
If you ever want to talk .
Kurisiti Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; I appreciate it. The same goes for you too. I've been feeling a bit better despite not really getting anywhere close to being out of my problems--perhaps its because finals are finally almost over...XD
jyoujo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Take care of yourself .
I hope things get clear after your finals .
LAMA-Art Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope u never lose your HOPE again
Never give up
because ur shots giving hope to a lot of us
jyoujo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank you !
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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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2/1000 second
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Date Taken
Mar 1, 2013, 9:02:39 AM
EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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