Kodak Portra 66 for Summer Road Trips

Creamy Kodak Portra film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-trans IV cameras

Some things seem to be made to go together, and in our world of film simulations and recipes, it’s Kodak Portra and fading Americana. Think of an abandoned gas station on a dusty desert highway. Creamy tones and washed out colours give a nostalgic feel. It’s the retro look of a trip along Route 66.

I haven’t been to the American West in about a decade, so I developed this recipe closer to home. I took it out and about on a city walk in Winchester and on some walks in the New Forest.

Winchester Cathedral, taken with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe

Kodak Portra 66 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +6 Red, -4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: +2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Catamaran parking, with the Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Watching the rowing regatta, with Kodak Portra 66 recipe
Kingsgate, Winchester, taken with the Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Old building with the cosy look of Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Wall detail, with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Pine needles, captured with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
About to bloom, with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
The quiet end of the waterfront, with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Poole Harbour, captured with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Forest track, with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Trees and sky, with tones of Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Green, blue, white. Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Floodlight shadow, with the Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Tennis court 12, with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe
Tennis hall roof, taken with Kodak Portra 66 film recipe

More Portra Recipes

And here are some great choices from other sites

And, finally … a big thanks to Ritchie Roesch for testing out Kodak Portra 66 on shots taken at the derelict Sun ‘n’ Sand Motel on Historic Route 66.

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