Squid Ink for Deep Dark Tones

Fujifilm film simulation for X-Trans 4 cameras using Eterna Bleach Bypass

How’s this for a wonderfully different film recipe? I call it Squid Ink, because of the deep inky blue of the sky, and I just love the effect it produces.

The recipe is based on Eterna Bleach Bypass film receipe, which means it’s for newer cameras only, and to get the best effect, I think it’s best to shoot in bright sunshine, but of course the fun is in finding out what this wild recipe can produce for you.

To get the best from this recipe, underexposure is an important step. See the recipe notes for details.

Squid ink skies and deep tones, with the Squid Ink Film Recipe

Squid Ink Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +7 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: 0
  • Shadows: +1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +2
  • EV compensation: -2/3 (important to underexpose)
Squid Ink tones in the summer afternoon wheatfield
A moody look, with Squid Ink film recipe
Super deep tones in the car park, with Squid Ink Film Recipe
Cricket cround floodlights, with the Squid Ink Film Recipe
Shells at sunset, taken with Squid Ink Film Recipe
Sunset on the beach, with deep contrast from Squid Ink
Rolling on the warm roadway behind the houses
Lens flare, relaxed cat, and Squid Ink film recipe
Floodlit tennis court, captured with Squid Ink film recipe
Storm cloud, captured with Squid Ink film recipe
Dramatic skies, taken with the Squid Ink film recipe
Summer heather, toned by the Squid Ink film recipe
Swan family, with Squid Ink Film Recipe
Geese & goslings, with the Squid Ink Film Recipe
Autumn moods with Squid Ink film recipe
Deeply moody, the magic of the Squid Ink film recipe
It’s almost like a shot by moonlight, Squid Ink film recipe
Spitfire display at the airport, Squid Ink film recipe
Sailing boats, with deep tones from the Squid Ink Film Recipe
Taken in bright full sun, with the Squid Ink Film Recipe

➡️ 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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