“Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us, but we can’t strike them all by ourselves” (original: ” Mi abuela … decía que todos nacemos con una caja de fósforos adentro, pero que no podemos encenderlos solos…”)- Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate





This is my offering for A GOOD MATCH (weekly photo challenge).


This time a part of my monthly recap is shown as a slideshow. This is the last one this year, but tomorrow we are doing 2016 Retrospective for Thursday’s Special. Stay tuned 🙂

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Earlier recaps on Lost in Translation:


Some may argue that it is not the right time of year to tackle this theme with all over the top festivities going on in the eve of forthcoming holidays, but I hope that you will still humour me and show minimalism in photography. If you don’t feel like participating in this challenge, just to remind you that we still have one more Thursday’s Special before the close of the year, next Thursday with the theme: 2016 Retrospective 🙂


Minimalistic World of C. Pillar

©Paula Borkovic

Note: The last Thursday’s Special was two weeks ago, and there have been quite a few original and imaginative responses. Please check them out here.

Click on the links bellow to see minimalist entries:

Thursday’s Special: Minuscule

Minuscule is today’s photo theme, minuscule like for example condensed moisture drops on a water of bottle (ooops I meant a bottle of water)






Click on the titles bellow to see the participants’ entries:

Minuscule by Ese

 Minuscule by Debbie

 Minuscule by Pommepal

Minuscule by Tish Farrell

Minuscule by Klara

Minuscule by Art is Horseshit

Minuscule by Irene Waters

Minuscule by Sue Judd

Minuscule by Lor

Minuscule by the Jagged Man

Minuscule by Tobias

Minuscule by Brenda

Minuscule by Anna Biancardi

Thursday’s Special: Diversity

Can you guess what this is?




For this Thursday I chose the theme “diversity”. It does not have to be an abstract like in my photo. Go wild and shoot whatever you like  – I bet that “diversity” is fairly easy to find. Still, if you have something different in mind for this Thursday’s Special, you are welcome to publish a post with different theme. Just leave me your links in the comment section. Have a happy Thursday!

P.S. Next Thursday the theme is “Red”. More details on Scheduled Challenges page…




Check out great entries for this Thursday’s Special. Don’t forget to click on the titles bellow:

Extinction is Silent

Stripes and High Rises: Diversity

Diversity by DM

Ese’s diversity

Diversity by Carol

Klara’s Diversity

Diversity by Lumar

Yvette’s Diversity

Black & White Sunday: Pattern

Can anyone guess what this is?




Maybe you want to share your black and white photos with me? Grab the widget bellow and join me. Feel free to choose this or any other theme.



Check out friendly bloggers’ contributions to B&W Sunday. Click on the links bellow:


Black & White Sunday: Pattern


Black & White Sunday: Pattern

A Patterned Mouse

B&W Sunday. Pattern.

Black & White Sunday: Pattern