Eternal Summer with Cinematic Portra Tones

Fujifilm film simulation for X-Trans IV giving Portra 160 looks with Eterna

Here’s an Eterna based film recipe that gives a clear but soft look that you can use all summer. It works really well in sunlight, giving a soft tone, capturing tones with that wonderfully cinematic look that Fujifilm’s Eterna does so well.

When shooting with it, I found it has a creamy feel quite similar to the popular Kodak Portra 160 or 400 recipes, especially in scenes with blue sky. This is probably a little gentler the those recipes, but there is a cinematic Portra vibe here that I think looks great, especially in the sunshine.

Soft, cinematic and Portra-like. Get it all with Eternal Summer

Eternal Summer Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 7000k
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +2
  • Colour: +1
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Under the oak on a sunny day, with Eternal Summer recipe
Sunny woodland
Summer wandering
Beach hut roof line, taken with Eternal Summer film recipe
Colourful blue sail, captured with the Eternal Summer film recipe
Sunflare through trees, with the Eternal Summer film recipe
Sweet chestnut sapling, with Eternal Summer film recipe
Sweet chestnut has interesting leaves, with Eternal Summer recipe
Sunny trees and blue sky, with Eternal Summer film recipe
Floodlight and blue sky, taken with Eternal Summer film recipe
Summer mood, captured with the Eternal Summer film recipe
Soft green tones on a hazy day, with the Eternal Summer film recipe
Goose family in shade conditions, with Eternal Summer film recipe

More Eterna Recipes

I’m a big fan of Eterna as a day-to-day simulation choice, and there are some great recipes out there. Many are fantastic in golden hour, and some work really well all day. Here are a few more of mine, and others from elsewhere that you might enjoy.

➡️ 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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