Mistychrome to enhance Mellow Mist & Fog

Fuji X-Trans IV film recipe for misty and foggy weather

Of all the possible weathers, I love mist & fog the most. Whenever it is forecast, I’ll set an alarm and try and go out snapping. I wanted a recipe to capture the soft paleness of a misty day, with low saturation and flat contrast.

In trying this out, I was very pleased with the results, acheiving a pale, low contrast look with some birch trees and New Forest ponies. A bit of over exposing can help further fade out the background, and achieve an effective separation of foreground objects.

I’ve tried the recipe in some clear conditions too, and the effect is quite fun with a low saturation look. Although that’s not what I really made it for, I’ll continue to give it a try in a variety of situations.

A forest walk, captured with Mistychrome film recipe

Mistychrome Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: 7200K
  • WB Shift: -2 Red, +2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +2/3
New Forest Pony, with the Mistychrome recipe
Misty scene in the New Forest, taken with Mistychrome
Sunny woodlands, low saturation with Mistychrome film recipe
Magnolia blooms
Spring gorse
A drizzly morning in Branscombe, with Mistychrome film recipe
Looking down the street, with Mistychrome film recipe
Still drizzling, captured with Mistychrome film recipe
Misty woodlands are just right for the Mistychrome film recipe
Beech leaves on a misty day, with Mistychrome film recipe

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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