Cyanotype for a Toned Mono Style

Cyan tinted mono film recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV digital cameras

In my experiments to find new and unique styles, I’ve been testing different colour tone monochrome recipes. One that I’ve come to really enjoy is this cyan toned style based on the Acros film simulation. Although it doesn’t have any real link with the Cyanotype style, I love the name, so I stuck with it!

Village streets, toned with the Cyanotype film recipe

Cyanotype Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros + Green
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: 0 Red, 0 Blue
  • Mono Shift: WC -5, MG +5
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: 0
  • Colour: N/A
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
High June sun, with the Cyanotype film recipe
Black headed gull, taken with the Cyanotype film recipe
Rocky shore, with the Cyanotype film recipe
Ocean waves, captured with Cyanotype film recipe
A landscape scene, with the Cyanotype film recipe
Swan on the pond, taken with Cyanotype film recipe
Cottage windows and sky, with the Cyanotype film recipe
Overcast day at the beach, taken with the Cyanotype film recipe
Red lifesaver on the shore, taken with the Cyanotype film recipe
Cyan toned monochrome, with the Cyanotype film recipe
Different beach, different day, but still with Cyanotype film recipe

Ritchie Roesch has also made a Cyanotype recipe for X-T30 and similar series cameras. His is a closer match to the actual cyanotype process.

If you like cyan tones, but prefer a colour image, take a look at Alta Vista, a recipe with teal toned skies.

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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