About

“Iltana” means “North” in Sumerian and I live in the northern part of the Earth (Sweden). Why did I choose a Sumerian word as the name of my blog? Well, it’s full of magic – so is our world, although it has many dark sides…

I’m a woman. I like to observe and “to steal moments” with the camera. This blog is my playground where I show you how I see everything around me.

I use Microsoft Office Picture Manager or Adobe Photoshop CS3 to process my photos (you will also find some Photoshop images here that I really enjoy to create).

Enjoy!

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59 Responses to About

  1. K says:

    Nora tipsade mig om dina bilder – och du är ju helt makalös. Hur gör du?

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    • iltana says:

      Det är jätteroligt att du gillar mina bilder! Makalös? Oj! Nu försöker jag att inte ta i så mycket luft i lungorna så att jag lyfts upp och svävar som en ballong… 🙂 Men skämt åsido – jag är ju en amatör med stort A. Kolla på proffsens fotobloggar. Många av dem är MAKALÖSA! Jag strövar bara runt, tittar och… om någonting fångar mig tar jag ett foto av det eller helst många foton, då finns det större chans att ett av dem tilltalar mig. För trots allt ska mina bilder tilltala först och främst mig, det är min blogg och jag visar andra hur jag ser saker och ting runtomkring mig…

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    • You are an artist in words and with your camera. I admire your work and determination to bring beauty to our eyes.

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      • iltana says:

        Thank you! I don’t see myself as an artist, not even as a photographer and absolutely not as a writer… But it’s nice to be seen as an artist by others 🙂

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  2. Ronja says:

    Du är ju jätte talangfull! Tack för att du delar med dig 🙂

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  3. dhaami says:

    Hi there! So glad I found your blog. Loved your photos 🙂

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  4. Ana le Roux says:

    Hi. I love the way that photography connects people from all over the world. I can sense that you are very phylosophical and it shows in your lovely photos. Indeed those “stolen moments” are precious. We think very much alike my friend…even though we are from North and South.
    Keep sharing your moments!
    XX

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  5. Hey, it’s the Livestyle guys, we’d really like to maybe do some work with you, email us at livestyleteam@live.co.uk

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  6. thornberrie says:

    Some beautiful images, I look forward to seeing more 🙂

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  7. bananabatman says:

    There are truly beautiful images throughout your blog. Thank you for sharing them.

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  8. Adrian says:

    You have a natural Eye for Photography like no-one else i´ve seen before Iltana, you are going to create great things in photography!
    I lived in Sweden many years ago, for a time! Stay with the photography- you will go far! Adrian

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    • iltana says:

      Thank you! Your feedback is just overwhelming! 🙂 Photography is my huge hobby but… I don’t have any ambitions to “go far” with it … I simply like to take pictures.

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  9. Jättefina bilder! Suggestivt, magiskt, tankeväckande. Måste följa 🙂

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  10. I have nominated you for the award please have a look as given below; http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/
    Thank you
    Regards,
    Zahir

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  11. yearstricken says:

    Truly a feast for the eyes.

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  12. lowfiles says:

    wonderful blog, your posts and your photos are simple but forceful. cheers from Italy!

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  13. penbow says:

    Hejsan Lucy!, jag älskar din blogg så jag nominerade precis din blogg till the kreativ bloggers award från min hemsida. Titta in och se vad som behövs göras om du vill förstås.

    många vänliga hälsningar

    Henrik

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    • iltana says:

      Det var väldigt vänligt av dig att nominera min blogg till the kreativ bloggers award! Tack för dina värmande, vackra ord om min “lekplatssida”. Dessa ord är egentligen den BÄSTA utmärkelsen man kan få! Hoppas jag inte kommer att göra dig besviken i framtiden… 🙂

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  14. I am so glad I found your blog…love your posts… great pictures!!

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  15. da45ve says:

    Itana, I’m glad I came across your blog. Your photography is absolutely stunning! You should be entering competitions. Not being anbitious, though, is fine too. You might like to check out my blogs
    http://da4was5ve.wordpress.com and http://vietnamtrails.wordpress.com

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  16. rondje says:

    Hello ‘Iltana’,

    Thanks for visiting and enjoying my blog, great to see your photos too; very impressed with them so far. Had a look at your first post/photo to see if you made improvements from then on, but that was immediately beautiful. Great to see some stuff from the colder regions of Europe 🙂
    keep up the good work
    ~Ron

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  17. abu zar says:

    I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award, because your blog is incredibly creative and inspiring (you probably are sick and tired of these 🙂

    http://zarabu.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/a-note-of-gratitude-and-thank-you-i/
    has more details including some great bloggers whom I nominated.

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    • iltana says:

      Thank you! I’m truly honored and grateful but… after all life is not about winning, it’s about enjoying every single moment. And… LONG LIVE CREATIVITY! 🙂

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  18. bekas says:

    Great photos …nice to find you .

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  19. ShimonZ says:

    Hi Iltana. I just wanted you to know that I have seen your work and find it very interesting, and I’m going to be following you. But I may very well make no comments. So please don’t feel obligated in any way to pay any attention to me. I know that it is quite common in blogland, to send likes just in order to attract attention to one’s self. And that is why I mention this. I do like your work very much.

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    • iltana says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my pictures. I truly appreciate it! You are absolutely right, it’s a quite common phenomenon in the blogland to send likes and comments just in order to attract attention to one’s self. I hope my responses on other blogs are not perceived this way.

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  21. Apropos your blog’s subtitle, you might be interested in the origin of the word exist:

    http://wordconnections.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/existing-is-standing-out/

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    • iltana says:

      Thanks for the link. Very interesting! For a moment I was tempted to change my blog’s subtitle (I’m not a boastful person by nature and my blog is not that special), but I let it be. Actually, we all “stand out”, we all have our individual ways of seeing the world…

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  22. You’re photography is beautiful! You have probobly heard this before but did you know that the word “Iltana” is also an inflected form of the Finnish word for evening? It’s funny that it’s also a word in Sumerian 🙂

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  23. Paula says:

    Thanks for teaching me a new word :D. You have some cool photos here.

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  24. martin says:

    svårt att säga annat än wow! enormt inspirerande för ytterligare en annan fotoamatör, och entusiast. fortsätt att dela med dig!

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  25. Ewa says:

    Hi, I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award. It’s not mandatory but I hope you’ll like it 🙂
    You can find out more about the nomination here: http://fotshot.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/one-lovely-blog-award-nomination.
    I think you take beautiful photos and I really like to visit your blog and watch them.

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    • iltana says:

      Ewa, cieszę się, że podobają ci się moje fotki i chętnie odwiedzasz mój blog. To właśnie jest dla mnie najprzyjemniejsze. Za nominację zaś grzecznie dziękuję 🙂

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  26. Your photos are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! Now I wish I had a bit more skills with my photoshop to do such cool stuff.

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  27. janolundberg says:

    Fantastiskt härliga bilder Iltana.

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  28. nikki key says:

    hi there
    my name is nikki key i am doing a bachelor of fine arts and wanted to refernce your work in my visual diary. but i cant see your name anywhere on your blog?????
    thanks 🙂

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  29. hjs1951 says:

    WOW! What a wonderfu blog filled with awesome photography and photo art!

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