Eterna Nostalgia for an Old Tone Style

Film recipe for X-Trans IV using Eterna for a mellow soft look

One of the tags I follow on Insta is #oldtonecollective where you can find many inspiring images in a retro influenced style. I was scrolling through some when I got the idea to adapt one of Eteernuh‘s recipes into something nostalgic.

The Eterna Nostalgia film recipe is based on the Eterna Cinema film simulation for Fujifilm X-series cameras, and is toned with a strong +5, -5 shift to give a warm and fuzzy tone. It’s a fun recipe to shoot with, giving a mellow retro look. It’s lovely at the beach, in hazy or misty conditions, and anywhere with old things to photograph.

A scrppy boat cover, with the mellow Eterna Nostalgia film recipe

Eterna Nostalgia Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +5 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +2
  • Colour: +2
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Cottage roses, with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Raining in the village, taken with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Misty forest mood, captured with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
I’m quite pleased with this gull arrangement 🙂
Lunchtime, captured with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Are you calling me chicken? Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Everything is softer and faded, with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Close up, with the Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Stored boats, taken with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Roadside spring flowers, with the Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Rhododendron blooms, taken with Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Spring leaves & blue sky, with the Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Fishing lake with a mellow vibe from Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
Distant cruise ship, taken with the Eterna Nostalgia film recipe
A gloomy day in the bay, taken with Eterna Nostalgia

More film recipes

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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