07 September, 2011

Black & White Wednesday with Lobia aka Black Eyed Beans

Participating in Black & White Wednesday, a culinary photography event by dear Susan is lot of fun. But with fun comes the challenge of thinking which food element or food related element will do justice to the black and white theme! Just yesterday I tweeted Susan saying my brain is overworked thinking what to post for BWW and she replied saying I will find my inspiration as it sure will come in to my line of vision!

I waited, alright, and something did come in my line of vision but it was from one of my archives. This picture of Black Eyed beans was taken for one of my most favourite curry, Aloo Lobia back in August 2009!!! I used Adobe Phtotoshop to convert this coloured picture into Black & White and I loved it all the more! Don’t you think they look adorable? Like some macho, handsome guy who just got black eyes saving damsel in distress? ;) So here it is, my entry for this week’s Black & White Wednesday :)

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  1. Those black eyed beans have been splendidly captured!



  2. I remember reading the original post back in 2009!! Love the photo and the curry :)

  3. That is a REALLY beautiful shot....well done :)

  4. The black eyed peas have been captured to perfection. Beautiful post Sia :)

  5. Nice capture... I guess its a good idea to dig into archives once in a while :-)

  6. Wowwwwww... Beautiful shot.. Gr8 job dear :)
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  7. Lobia are so adorable. I love the way they have those tiny little wrinkles at their pretty black eyes.
    Thanks, Sia for your lovely BWW perspective.


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