Aerocolor Lomo in an Expired Film Style

X-Trans IV film recipe based on aged Aerocolor 125 aerial film

A short while ago I was reading a discussion about a discontinued film, Aerocolor 125. it seems that there isn’t a film recipe available for this film at the moment, so I wanted to give it a try.

When googling for samples I found quite a number of olive green toned images taken in a lomography style with expired film stock. This is the look that I’ve tried to replicate in this film recipe, which I call Aerocolor Lomo.

The base colour tone is an aged yellow green using Eterna as the simulation. This tint shows up strongly in scenes with trees and other greenery. If anything, this can be overpowering without other colours in the images, but when shooting a more mixed scene, the effect is closer to the examples I saw. Scroll down and you’ll see that a sunset sky is particularly nicely styled.

Stone church, captured with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe

Aerocolor Lomo Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 6450K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: +3
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Expired green hues of the Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
A green scene is made more so, with Aerocolor Lomo
Afternoon skies, with the Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Sunset in a retro tone, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Boardwalk to a bird hide, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Nature reserve boardwalk, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Trees in blossom, taken with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Green garages, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Gulls in flight, taken with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Sunlit leaves, with Aerocolor Lomo at -1/3
Golden hour tree & sky, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Late spring blossom, with Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Wisteria flowers, given the Aerocolor Lomo treament
Do not enter, with a retro look from Aerocolor Lomo film recipe
Early spring bluebells, with Aerocolor Lomo
A walk on the beach, captured with Aerocolor Lomo

If you enjoy an expired/aged style for your film recipe, you might also like these other recipes …

And, finally, if you’d like to see Aerocolor 125 interpreted by Ritchie Roesch at FujiXWeekly, he has added a recipe called SantaColor based on that look.

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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