Black and White Wednesday – 26th July 2011

White Eggs

A few months back if someone would have told me to click a black and white photo of food, I would have raised my eyebrows, wondering why on earth would I remove those beautiful colors from food.

And now, I absolutely enjoy the black and white shade!

Having said this, not every kind of food will look nice in B&W. I think the main objective is to include texture and play with the light so that it can enhance the object.

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Some of you must be aware of the food photo contest that Dario started and this week’s theme was to click black and white food. Oh Boy! At first I was not sure I would be successful in sending my entry. Then one afternoon, I decided to give it a try and started clicking in Monochrome mode. I was surprised at how interesting it can look.

And just when I fell in love with this shade, I realized that Susan from The Well-Seasoned Cook started this interesting event – Black and White Wednesday, a culinary photo event and here are few of my attempts.

Happy Wednesday 🙂

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  • Grishma
    July 26, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Beautiful clicks Kankana!! Loved it 🙂

  • Jana
    July 26, 2011 at 6:08 PM

    Beautiful! I love your photography. I especially love the pasta. You’ve given me something to aim for in my own photography.

  • Cakewhiz
    July 26, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    I am one of those few people who loves black and white pictures. I can never click them properly but i loveeeeeeeee the ones you took. My favorite is the first one with the whole eggs and a cracked one in the background. Very artsy!

  • Nazneen
    July 26, 2011 at 7:05 PM

    I love black and white too. I especially love your noodle one.

  • Kelly
    July 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    These photos are so beautiful – black and white is my favourite too. The celery stock really struck me and the noodle stacks are also great… what a neat idea. Thanks for this.

  • Ann
    July 26, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    Your photos are amazing! The stack of pasta noodles is worthy of a frame and a wall. Incredible!

  • tigerfsh
    July 26, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Sounds interesting!

    You have beautiful Black and White shots there.

  • Priya Sreeram
    Priya Sreeram
    July 26, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    kankana looks damn good especially the second pic

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    July 26, 2011 at 9:49 PM

    :))) What would you think if I told you that on my last post I made extra photos(copies) just in black and white..and than decided not to post any:))
    I think we were thinking of the same, exact same thing..Wow that is powerful:))) Beautiful pictures Kankana!!!

  • Adelina
    July 26, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    I agree that I wouldn’t think of removing the color out of food, but your attempts look glamorous and fun.

  • Roxana GreenGirl
    Roxana GreenGirl
    July 26, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    two thumbs up to you Kankana. I love black and white photos but mine never look great in monochrome. yours look amazing!!!

  • Baker Street
    Baker Street
    July 26, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    Gorgeous Clicks Kankana!

  • a spoonful of yumm
    a spoonful of yumm
    July 26, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    so beautiful !!

  • Shumaila
    July 27, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    Amazing photography Kankana!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    July 27, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Gorgeous photos Kankana! I need to take lessons from you! When are you free to come over? Heh heh. 😉 LOVE the noodles shot very much.

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 27, 2011 at 4:45 AM

    Those pictures are amazing! Like amazing. I had no idea either that you could do black and white with food and still have the food look enticing and irresistible. Job well done!

  • Joanne
    July 27, 2011 at 5:08 AM

    Black and white sounds boring at first, but photos like this make it so inviting and gorgeous!

  • Priyanka
    July 27, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    Lovely pics…

  • Eftychia
    July 27, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    Those photos are so artistic!! Bravo, nice work!

  • Tina@flourtrader
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    July 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM

    thanks for reminding us that black and white can still deliver some pretty awesome pics as you have shown here. Great post!

  • Divya Yadava
    Divya Yadava
    July 27, 2011 at 9:06 AM

    I love the idea of black and white – gives the food a whole different feel. Beautiful post!

  • Rosa
    July 27, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Awesome clicks! I love the first one.



  • sayantani
    July 27, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    love this bucket of yours. such a cute prop. clicks are gorgeous.

  • Maris (In Good Taste
    Maris (In Good Taste
    July 27, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    These are fabulous photos!

  • Sissi
    July 27, 2011 at 10:08 AM

    Incredible photos! I have never tried black and white, but you have convinced me. People look much better on black and white photos (younger, flawless skin…) so why the food would be an exception?

  • Susan
    July 27, 2011 at 10:18 AM

    Wonderful images. I am especially smitten with the noodle nests. Thanks for joining in BWW Food, Kankana!

  • Vimitha
    July 27, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Nice clicks dear… Loved the noodle one most…

  • Tina (PinayInTexas)
    Tina (PinayInTexas)
    July 27, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Lovely B&W photos, Kankana!

  • Taste Junction
    Taste Junction
    July 27, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Lovely clicks…they look real elegant!!

  • sally
    July 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    I love these photos! I’ll have to give black and white Wednesday a try.

  • Ameena
    July 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Black and white photos are always beautiful! And these are no exception. 🙂

  • Peggy
    July 27, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    I definitely love your black and white food choices!

  • Nishi
    July 27, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Loved all the shots Kankana. I especially liked the one of the celery. They really seem to be standing tall. As for my rice shot, The hands are of my african maid. Thought her hands would look really good holding the rice. And I guess it worked 🙂

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles
    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    July 27, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    Beautiful! I love the noodles!

  • elle marie
    elle marie
    July 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    This totally works, I’ve always wondered how certain food would look in B&W, the noodles are my favorite!

  • Jessica
    July 27, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Such beautiful photos, especially that second one. I never realized this until I saw your photos but black and white removes the distraction of colors and really make you focus in on the texture, patterns, and other things about a food!

  • Champa
    July 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Thanks for the nice words on my blog Kankana. Your pictures are breathtaking if I may say so. I have seen many of your pictures on picture sites and each one of them are so beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  • nancy at good food matters
    nancy at good food matters
    July 27, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    it’s so interesting how the black-white palette changes the feeling of the food. the celery shot has a positively eerie kind of beauty. great work!

  • Kankana Saxena
    Kankana Saxena
    July 27, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    I am so glad that you likes it. Thanks for all those encouraging words!! Thank you so much 🙂

  • Tes
    July 28, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    I especially love the noodle shot! You are so brilliant, Kankana! 🙂

  • Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family
    Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family
    July 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    These are absolutely beautiful.
    I would not have thought B&W would be so stunning.

    I look forward to more of your B&W

  • torviewtoronto
    July 28, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    beautiful it is lots of fun to use different modes looks wonderful love the compositions Kankana

  • Vardhini
    July 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Stunning clicks ..

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  • Manju
    July 28, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    beautiful pics! you have made them all look gorgeous inspite of the colors not being there!

  • briarrose
    July 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Beautiful photos.

  • Reem
    July 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    Love these pics Kankana,I specially like the celery even though B&W its so full of life. Your blog is truly inspirational. Thanks for visiting my blog and kind words my dear. I really appreciate it.

  • sweet artichoke
    sweet artichoke
    July 29, 2011 at 12:52 AM

    Waow! Your b&w pics are beautiful! I really like the simplicity but sophisticated and intense look it gives to the food.

  • Anne@frommysweetheart
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    July 29, 2011 at 4:03 AM

    These are just stunning!!! : )

  • Natalie
    July 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Your black and white shots are just beautiful, really inspiring. Can’t wait for my new camera to arrive and I can have a go!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    Ananda Rajashekar
    July 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    oh how did i miss egg monochrome gorgeous!

  • aipi
    July 29, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Gorgeous n fantastic shots ~ my fav is the first one 🙂
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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    July 29, 2011 at 8:07 PM

    Those celery stalks look so pretty …I m loving this B & W photography ideas- everything look sexy ..even food oops! 🙂 Have a fab weekend! 🙂

  • Suman Singh
    Suman Singh
    July 30, 2011 at 3:56 AM

    Really great photography and each one of them..good job!

  • kita
    July 30, 2011 at 7:34 AM

    Lovely photographs. These are beautiful.

  • Emreen
    July 30, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Beautiful shots… Love them all.. Amazing to see food photos looking soo lovely in black and white…

  • Nash at Plateful
    Nash at Plateful
    August 1, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Loved the stacked pasta shot the best. The first frame and idea is good but the pic looks a bit blurred.. or, is it my eyesight?!!

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      August 1, 2011 at 12:29 PM

      Now that you mention .. i could also see it lil blur. 🙂

  • Kiran @
    Kiran @
    August 5, 2011 at 12:35 PM

    Love your outlook on B&W photos. I want to learn taking more 🙂

  • Sawsan@chef in disguise
    [email protected] in disguise
    August 6, 2011 at 3:34 AM

    Amazing Kankana..I have never shot in black and white but now I must try it real soon

  • wizzythestick
    August 8, 2011 at 5:54 AM

    I keep meaning to do some BW food shots then I keep forgetting. I love the play of light on the various textures. Love your clicks. The pasta is my favourite.

  • Jingalala
    June 7, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    The pictures are really awesome!!!!! You are inspiring me to shoot such pictures really!