Welcome to
Monica Johansson and NatureFootstep.com
I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
as much as I can to find new areas to document.
I have many blogs and below you find links to them.

Photo and PhotoArt blogs
NatureFootstep Photography and PhotoArt
Image files:  File 1,    File 2,   File 3,    File 4,   File 5

Bildverkstan - Image workshop
Image files:   Bildverkstan/Image workshop       Creative playroom ART

NatureFootstep World   Image file:  NF World

Birds blogs
NF European birds    Image files:  File 1,  File 2,  File 3
Birds around the world, Honolulu, Norway, Iceland, Japan    Image files: Around the world,   part of Japan birds
Birds in Costa Rica  Image files: Costa Rica
Birds in Morocco  Image files: Morocco
Birds in Queensland, Australia  Image files: File 1    File 2 


Friday, May 25, 2018

Winterlight

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Winterlight
© NF PhotoArt 180525

Inspired by a trip to Varanger, Norway. Winter and cold!

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Tulip art

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Tulip art
© NF PhotoArt 180518

Working in Photoshop. The orange color is the true color of the flowers.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Green fields

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Green fields
© NF PhotoArt 180511

My world has become green, spring is finally here!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

In the forest

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In the forest
© NF PhotoArt 180504


I used three images for this one. The forest and two hare images. And motion blur for the trees.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Waxwing

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Waxwing
© NF PhotoArt 180426, © NF Photo 180310

Two images from a frying pan as textures and then the birds :)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Alien landscape

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My starting image of the forest
© NF Photo 180419




Alien landscape
 © NF PhotoArt 180420


Today I share the  "before and after". "Alien landscape" was created only in CS5 using color tones, blur and blending. Simple but effective!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The ruin in black and white

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Detail of the ruined cottage

sketch
© NF Photo 180327

Using CS5, NIK collection  and Topaz filters.

Thanks to Stanley Hattman for suggesting BW for this place. Even if it was not that easy. A bit too much texture made it look dirty at first so a bit of "handiwork" was needed.


See more from this place  Fire ruin lens flares in the photo blog.
And also the post before this one on this blog. #Ruined or...."

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Ruined or....

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Ruined or....?
© NF PhotoArt 180406

SOOC original
© NF PhotoArt 180327


Today I share the finished piece as well as the SOOC, Straight Out Of Camera. I worked in both Topaz and CS5 photoshop, 3 different filters and blendings. Kind of Mix and Match.
    

When I took the image I had to go down on my knees to get the lens flare right.

This place was burning many years ago and from what I am told nobody was injured.
More images from this place in this post Fire ruin

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Crystal World

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Crystal World
© NF Photo 130316

A cold world from my files.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Fantasy World

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Fantasy World
© NF PhotoArt 180323 

Hm.....Don´t think I can explain this. You might call it a "Happening"

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Waxwing

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Waxwing
© NF PhotoArt 180315


Played around a Little with a favorite bird I captured last week.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Frozen flowers II

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Frozen christmas cactus flowers in a plastic cup

Taken out and photographed
© NF PhotoArt 131026

180309 Why and how to freeze flowers?
 The first, still in the glass bowl

 turned upside down


Reflections in the bath tub, I can fix it but want to share it here
© NF PhotoArt 180309

 Deep Freeze II-1
 Deep Freeze II-2
The last two my choise for today
© NF PhotoArt 180309

Several people asked me last week why I, in the first place, froze the flowers at all. Somehow because this is a hidden world most people never see. A pity as it is a very beautiful world.

The first 2 images are from 131026 when my cactus was full of flowers. Just a small cup filled with water and frozen with the flowers in it. The major problem is to get the flowers not to float! Today my major problem was to avoid the reflection from the window when i  put the ice in my bathtub.
Todays flowers I think is scilla and wood anemone.

The new images of the ice I shared last week are from today. They were frozen in a bowl for making pie. When you take the ice out you have to be fairly quick as it is melting rapidly. Especially when in the water. The ice cracks at the first contact with water. I´m not a painter, at least not yet,  but I think a good painter artstis could get inspired from this.

I made a quick GOOGLing on "frozen flowers exibition" and got a lot of gorgeous pieces of frozen art. It looks a bit like the flowers are enclosed in glass. Just they don´t last very long.

Hope you liked it

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