Black and White Wednesday – 10th August 2011


This is my submission for the Black and White Wednesday – 10th of August 2011. Please find my other posts in this series over here.

“Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.”

— Julia Child

Black and White Wednesday - 10th August 2011 1


“Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible.”

— Dorothy Draper

Black and White Wednesday - 10th August 2011 2

Sharing these Black & White photos with  The Well-Seasoned Cook .

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  • Eftychia
    August 10, 2011 at 3:53 AM

    Black and White photos, but yet so “colorful”!! Beautiful!!

  • Candace
    August 10, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    These are fantastic!!

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Sanjeeta kk
    August 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM

    Beautiful clicks, Kankana!

  • Maris (In Good Taste
    Maris (In Good Taste
    August 10, 2011 at 4:20 AM


  • Spandana
    August 10, 2011 at 4:24 AM

    Nice clicks… I never tried black and white till now though.
    Your pics inspire me.

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    August 10, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    I love the pictures! Wow! Amazing. My favorite quote was the sport one. It is so true too!

  • a spoonful of yumm
    a spoonful of yumm
    August 10, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    gorgeous clicks kankana ! love the whisks 😀

  • Divya
    August 10, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Beautiful pics…especially the one with the whisks!

  • Vimitha...
    August 10, 2011 at 7:44 AM

    Nice clicks as usual dear. Loved the second one

  • Jessica
    August 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    Beautiful shots! Who knew a whisk could look so amazing????

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes
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    August 10, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Nice black and white clicks.

  • Susan
    August 10, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    The bold and the beautiful (wasn’t that the name of a soap opera? LOL!) Seriously, great shots, Kankana. I especially am taken with the whisks.
    Thanks for joining in BWW!

  • Tina@flourtrader
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    August 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    These pictures are stunning. Black and white photography has taken a back seat to color, but I still believe it can be a great and way to showcase stills.

  • Kiran @
    Kiran @
    August 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Nice composition 🙂

  • nancy at good food matters
    nancy at good food matters
    August 10, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    wow, really liking your b/w work a lot! that quote of the beloved Julia Child is a favorite of mine—truly expresses the art of cooking.

  • Rosa
    August 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    gorgeous shots! I really love the one of the whisks.



  • sukanya
    August 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    wonderful clicks as always..nice composition with whisk…loved it

  • Reem
    August 10, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Really Amazing Shots!! The whisk one is really very beautiful. Lovely Kankana…..

  • Jamie @ Wokintime
    Jamie @ Wokintime
    August 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Those are great pictures! I love the feeling – understated elegance. What a great idea for a post.

  • Tiffany
    August 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    What beautiful photos!

  • Allie
    August 10, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Nice pictures! Wonderful and beautiful photography 🙂

  • torviewtoronto
    August 10, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    beautiful captures of the utensils

  • Juliana
    August 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Love the pictures Kankana. I specially like the whippers 🙂
    Hope you are having a great week!

  • elle marie
    elle marie
    August 10, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Love it!!!! Love it, who knew a whisk could be so beautiful!

  • Kelly
    August 10, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Hi Kankana, I love Black & White Wednesdays. These images are beautiful and I hadn’t seen that Dorothy Draper quote before – love it!

  • Ann
    August 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    Absolutely stunning photos!

  • Kalyan
    August 10, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    Simply beautifully captured shots…lovely!

  • rebecca
    August 10, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    fun and great pictures

  • Manu
    August 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    How amazingly beautiful is this post???
    You have a great talent Kankana! I have never seen better shots…. you brought life into simple kitchen utensils! Amazing! 🙂

  • Aparna
    August 10, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    I especially like the first one. The dark tones and the reflection of the light on the cutlery is interesting.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    August 10, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    You know that I love B&W photos, and I love your new addition of black and white Wednesdays..great post and photos are incredible!

  • Kankana Saxena
    Kankana Saxena
    August 10, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    Thank you guys.. it really means a lot! Shooting is monochrome is so much fun and i am getting addicted to it 🙂

  • Nishi
    August 11, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Stunning shots again Kankana!! You have done it again 🙂

  • janet@fromcupcakestocaviar
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    August 11, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing these. 🙂

  • Treat and Trick
    Treat and Trick
    August 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Another fantastic photos by you!

  • Nash at Plateful
    Nash at Plateful
    August 11, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    I’m so inspired after seeing so many B&W around the blogs. Loved your first one, very creative! How did you get that black background… is it black foam board?

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      August 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

      Thanks so much 🙂 I use a black board for the background, which I usually pull out from my book shelf. I diffuse the entry light and reduce the exposure of the camera a lot too. I use picasa for post processing where I boost it (just a lil) 🙂

      From next time I will save the camera configuration and share it in the post. Hope this helps!

  • purabi naha
    purabi naha
    August 11, 2011 at 6:17 AM

    I have the same question as Nash, Kankana. Loved the pics!! You are so talented, really.

  • wizzythestick
    August 11, 2011 at 8:00 AM

    Wow i really am enjoying your exploration of black and white

  • Anamika
    August 11, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Great jib. The 2nd one is just so good..seems u r making B&W ur forte!!

  • Apu
    August 11, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Nice clicks Kankana!!

  • briarrose
    August 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Lovely pics!

  • Silvia
    August 11, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Some beautiful pictures, which I still have to learn yet …


  • Sissi
    August 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Very creative and beautiful photos. I love especially the elegant calm that black and white confer to them…

  • Anne@frommysweetheart
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    August 11, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    I am absolutely in AWE of your BEAUTIFUL photography! I wish I had these framed and in my kitchen! : )

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 11, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    I totally missed this post! You take ordinary kitchen tools and make them very sexy. I love your work, Kankana!

  • Anita Menon
    Anita Menon
    August 13, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    Excellent shots kankana. This series for the B&W photos is a lovely one. I am enjoying this immensely. Each of those shots has a story to tell.

  • Sulakshana
    May 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Lovely… so beautiful

  • Somdatta
    August 23, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    Gosh! You are talented!! Oops! I already mentioned it just few minutes ago :))

    I wanted to ask you one thing. By any chance do you use mac? Do you use any software to put your name/logo on a bunch of photos?

    Thanks in advance 🙂


    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      August 23, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      Thank you once again 🙂 Yes! I do use Mac. I use iphoto for watermark but then it can also be done in picasa (a free software)

  • Somdatta
    August 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Wow! That’s great! Thank you 🙂

    Yes, true! We can indeed add them using Picasa, but then we have to do that one by one, isn’t it? I have already tried that out. I also use a mac and since last few months I am speculating which software to buy for watermarking multiple pics with one click. You just ended my dilemma and I can see very nice examples in your blog:).

    Kindest Regards!