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 


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Wolf and fruit and..

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February 2023 Deer and Wolf
I have two calendars for 2023 that has no images on top. That way I have to create one image every month on each calendar. It is really good paper for painting but this time I used stickers. 


Physalis
for TADD, digital alteration


My face for Friday Face Off
Collage with different things. 

© NF Photo 230202

Sun is shining for a change. Out in nature it is wet, wet, wet. But I´m going anyway. 
🌳💚

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Our Midweek Muse   TADD    FFO

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Scarves in nature

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A girl in Honolulu sunset!
Ske was kind to pose for me. 💝

Sailors wife!
Photographed Barbie at the local lake. 

In the forest!
Ink painting on A4 waterccolorpaper. I created it on an art workshop. 

The first two are photoart. 
The sun is shining so I am going out. Looks so nice after a lot of rainy days. 
🌞🌤


© NF Photo 230126 

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TADD 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

AJJ Costa Rica

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A Journal from my birding trip to Costa Rica 2011.

There were more then 700 bird species on the list we recieved when we arrived to CR. I manage to photograph, I think it was, 298 species. Yet our host said the species decline in numbers had already begun. And they were very concerned.  Anyway, I had a wonderful trip. And the hummingbirds were all favorites. So beautiful. And fun to watch.


I have heard the situation are even worse today. The White cap in the Journal was rare already. There was only a few birds left. It might be gone today. 😭

© NF Photo 230124 

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Art Journal Journey

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Face

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© NF Photo 230120

A face for Nicoles Friday Face Off. 
Oil pastel on black paper. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
FFO

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Yellowstone part 2 and 3

Yellowstone part 2 and 3 AJJ

Part 1! I already shared it in an earlier post. 

So, this is part 2.
Yellowstone valley, some souvenir stones and a group photo. 
The middle shot in the low part is two stones that I photographed with different colored light. 

Part 3
Visting Petrified Forest, Teton range and San Fransisco
You see me in the red top and sitting on the rock.

It has been a very emotional journey creating this ArtJournal. Going through the photoalbums and  seeing the photos brings back soo many memories. Like when we had a sandstorm in the desert in Arizona. No shots from that event.  Had to hide the camera from all sand. The sand was everywhere and almost spoiled the camera despite the attempt to protect it. 

I really miss this place. 

TADD had the promt COLLAGE this week so I linkup with her.
 And AJJ has the promt Use a photo!

© NF Photo 230118
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Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Art Journal Journey   TADD

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Sunday, January 8, 2023

Yellowstone and my Hat

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YELLOWSTONE

In 1994 I made my first trip to Yellowstone. It was arranged as a journey of knowledge  of a scientific magazine I read. If I translate the name of the magazine it will be "Research and progress journal". I still read it. 

I learned a lot about the nature of rocks at the Rocky Mountains and volcanic activities at Yellowstone.
And as you can see, this is the trip where I bought my hat. That hat have followed me around the world. Every trip except one, it has followed me. In Varanger, in Norway, it was too cold for hats. 

I have made one more trip to Yellowstone, and of course, so did my hat. 

For this Journal I went through a lot of old papers and photos and arranged them first on a large black paper, then took it to the computer and fixed it together. 


Another piece from Yellowstone. 
The Bison watches my travelling companions from above. 

As the bison has a face, I am also linking up with Friday Face OFf

© NF Photo 230109

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

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

My crying Angel

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© NF Photo Art 230107

Art Journal Journey has the theme "Use a photo". So I did. But not one, many. 

 May I introduce my nameless angel. 
She was a gift from my daughter and granddaughter many years ago. They knew that I love wings. All kind of wings so when they saw this one in a shop they bought it for me. 
She is quite large, 36 cm across the wing tips. 

As you can see she has been with me on many occations. She is one of the few things I will NEVER throw away.

I think it is a private person that created her as there are no writings or ID on her. 

You also see one of the shots that is my blogs Header. That place is a church ruin. The only church I enter freely. Today I don´t have the car anymore so I will probably never go there again. 

If you know of a good name that might suit her, please let me know in a comment. 

This might be an unusual Journal but I hope you don´t mind. 


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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Clouds

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Search for Buffalo!

© NF Photo 230103 

for OurMidweek Muse: CLOUDS

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Our Midweek Muse

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Monday, January 2, 2023

Happy New Year

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Selfie art Journal, "Using a photo" 
Giggling, this is, kind of weird. For the moment it is my "artworkdesk". There are different pieces of nature, paintings, background horses. A matchbox, a CD with a photo of me and my reflected fingers  pretends to hold it. 

I think that covers it. 😎😇


This is my new calendar. 

There are no photos or images on the sheets so you have to create them yourself. 
And, when I bought it I did not see there were two of them. 
So, now I will have a lot to create for the entire year of 2023. 

You might be tired of them after a few months. 
Hm, almost forgot, for January I used dry lichen to glue on and a photo of the firework on New Years Eve. 
Cladonia rangiferina, also known as reindeer cup lichen


And Finally, My crying angel, not crying anymore. 
She wishes you a beautiful and creative New Year 2023

Monica / NatureFootstep

© NF Photo 230102


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

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