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 


Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Snowy Winter in Japan and New Year

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This is a Journal from my trip to Japan in 2019. First we made a short stop on an island in the south. It was supposed to have a  Mediterranean climate, but when we arrived it was snowing. And the locals was not used to snow. Then we went to the big island to see the Snow monkeys. And lastly to Hookaido in the north to see the Red-crowned crane and the huge Sea eagle. Said to be the largest eagle in the world. 
A bit late I realized there are a lot of faces on this Journal page. :) 

To make sure I'll have things to do next year, I bought myself some new art supplies. 
This is five different textures. It is not "colors", they gives different textures. The gold was good for flowers I noticed. The grey is sand and pavements. The one in the center might be good for waves. 
ūüėć


I found these acrylic colors two days after the paste. The colors goes well together. 
I have already plans for the green and the "orange-brown" one. 

And finally, New Years party. 

Happy New Year everyone. 

I don't think there will be many fireworks this year. It has been limited in recent years. At first it scares the pets and even some people too. And they litter because people don't clean up after themselves.

© NF Photo 221228


Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Art Journal Journey   Snowy winter      TADD     FFO

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Yuletid!

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First a Winter Christmas scene my parentes created. A piece I bring back every Christmas. 
My dad created the pieces from wood and my mother painted and decorated it. 
And I gave it a new digital backdrop. 

I have seen it every Christmas since I was a child, and now I have it. 
Our version of Santa is Jultomte. So this is Tomten coming with gifts. 



I have been thinking of painting birds. Now I actually did one. 
A sunbird I met in Queensland many years ago. 
Painted on paper with acrylics. 


This is a piece I created and shared earlier this week. A memory collage from trips to ICELAND.

Liking to Nicoles FFO as there are faces here and there and Gillenas SFF. And AJJ for Snowy-Winter 

© NF Photo 221222 

Wishing you all a Cozy Christmas. 

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TADD    FFO     AJJ     AFF

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Snowy winter at Iceland

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This is created as a memory from my two visits to Iceland. All nine images except the map is my footage. I like Iceland. Such a small country with soo much to do and see. 
I would love to go back but that will probably not happen. 

Merry Christmas everyone.



© NF Photo 221220

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Face in blackandwhite

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drawn with chalk on a small easel


Inverted Birch forest. 




© NF Photo 221216

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FFO      OMM      BWW

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Gift wrap and lingon

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Gift wrap!
This card is created from a very old Christmas card My grandmother recieved. 
I have her postcard album in my possestion. 

Lingon 
You guys love food so here is Lingon that I was cooking the other day. The white is ice as the berries was not completely thawed when I took the photo

Winter fun!

It is cold outside. Rather strange really, first time in many years we have this much snow and cold in many years. It usually starts in January when kids go back to school.  This year they will be able to both ski and skate during the holidays, hopefully!


© NF Photo 221215

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Trees IN WINTER

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SNOWY WINTER FUN!

The scene created by a few photos of dolls, diecuts and imagination. 



Winter tree, created by yarn and some sweets.



Created by Acorns and a popsicle stick




© NF Photo 221212

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Tag tuesday      INTAAS     For AJJ

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Winter smiles

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Sindy

Snowsmile!

Hi everyone! Today it is white outside my windows. But it is more frost then snow. Chilly but not hard to walk. So, later on I will take a White, frosty, beautiful walk. 


© NF Photo 221209 
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Friday Face Off    Weekend in Black and White    Art for fun

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Sagittarius - Skytten

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Sagittarius, my sign!

And I really love the beauty of cold winter. My problem is that when it is cold my camera are cold too and don´t reponds that well. The only photo in this journal is the ice-crystals below the moon. 


Stars or snow??? Or both?  Well, that´s up to you. 
The background is an A4 painting I did earlier. The ice is some window decorations I have. 
Sagittarius is from the net somewhere. Actually two images. 



One of my photos, Ice crystals altered in Topaz software. 


Glittering snow.
A painting on A4 paper I created a few years ago. 

© NF Photo 221208

AJJ wants Snowy winter and TAD wants Constellation this week.  TIOT wants Winter wonderland

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Winter wonders

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The Star in Snowy winter!

There are not much snow outdoors but in my image files there are. This Journal is crested from three of my photos. The landcape, the deer and my grandaughters snowy hair. 
And a lot of digital work.

Wishing you the right amount of snow. Some wants a lot, others nothing. 
Myself I think 5-10 cm is perfect. Keeps nature beautiful.
ūüŹĒ   ❅
© NF Photo 221202

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Critter Crazy     Second on second    TIOT   Art Journal Journey
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The bell

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Cranes passing Fuji
For Our Midweek muse   Inspired by Japan

Ingemar, born 1925
He is my father, but he is no longer with us. 

Before he passed away he gave me this bell. He said that when he was a toddler my grandmother, Ingrid, did hang it around his neck. They lived on a farm and that was her way to know where he was. 
The sound of this bell is wonderful. Strong, yet brittle.


Ingrid, my grandmother. 

For TAD theme Bell



Crossing!

This weeks art. It is a small canvas. 12x18 cm Tempera paint and a   bit small pieces of coal and a little glitter. 





© NF Photo 221130

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Faces on wood

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Hi Nicole! I think this one is just what youre stylle. It's a wooden sculpture I have.
With many weird faces on.
I bought it in Lithuania many years ago. It is actually a candle holder
I think I will have to take more shots of it. This was the only angle I had. 


© NF Photo 221125 

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