Agfachrome Cool for Agfa Style Tones

Fujifilm simulation recipe for a cool tone Agfa style for X-Trans IV cameras

On clear blue sky sunny days, adding warmth with a mellow recipe can sometimes alter the mood of a scene to a point where the spirit of the capture is lost. For days like this, especially with big skies or the sea in the picture, I find a cooler blue tone look to give a more effective result.

This film recipe started life inspired by the Agfa recipes at Fuji X Weekly. I wanted to capture some of the blue tint, but adapt the tones and saturation to better suit my peronal style of a softer tone look.

The style is useful throughout the year, but especially effective in the frosty conditions of winter. The tone compliments the natural light and emphasises the colder weather feeling.

Beach textures, with the Agfachrome film recipe

Agfachrome Cool Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: -3 Red, +1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3

I have also published a recipe, Agfacolor, which really brings out the greens in an image.

Any bread in that camera bag? Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Golden hour, but with an Agfachrome Cool cooler feel
Frosty details on a February morning, with Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Teasel heads are one of my favourite winter finds. Agfachrome Cool recipe
Agfachrome Cool film recipe works well with winter morning light
Spiky teasel head with a frosty coating, Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Navigation marker, taken with the Agfachrome Cool recipe
Agfachrome Cool sunset, with pale tones and preserved blues
Softly lit leaves, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Agfachrome Cool film recipe is a good choice on gloomy days
Boats on the water, with cool tones of the Agfachrome Cool recipe
After sunset, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe for Fujifilm cameras
Backlit trees and blue sky, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe
A misty morning in Autumn, with the Agfachrome Cool film recipe
Dewdrop at dawn, captured with Agfachrome Cool film recipe

☀️ For this round of The Film Recipes Challenge the recipe is Cineplus, bold Classic Chrome with subtle retro vibes. It’s great in the gloom or bright light and with colourful subjects. Join in by taking some images and share in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or in the recipe page comments. Open to everyone, until 22nd June. Tag #cineplus 😊

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