Blanko Bleach for Skies, Trees & Seas

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

I’ve been experimenting with Eterna Bleach Bypass, trying to achieve a look that I had in mind. I’ve finally got to a point I am happy with, and I’ve called the recipe Blanko Bleach. It’s wonderfully versatile, but especially in sunny conditions and for a wide range of seascapes and landscapes.

I’ve talked before of my nostalgic fondness for the Hipstamatic app and how certain settings gave satisfying results.

One favourite was the Blanko BL4 ‘film’ that gave a low saturation drama especially to skies. I often paired it with the Ray Mk II ‘lens’, as in this example scene.

Hipsta Blanko BL4

For the Fujifilm film recipe, I found it possible to achieve a similar aesthetic using the Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation, and with this recipe a very usable setting that is great in all sorts of environments. The output is pale yet dramatic, with blue tones especially impactful. Honestly, I didn’t expect it to be so generally useful, but I’m very happy that it is.

The Hipstamatic Blanko BL4 look, with Blanko Bleach film recipe

Blanko Bleach Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: +2
  • Colour: 0
  • Sharpness: +2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: -1/3 to +1/3
On the beach with Blanko Bleach film recipe
Portland on the horizon, with Blanko Bleach film recipe
New Forest ponies, with the Blanko Bleach film recipe
Sitting pretty, taken with the Blanko Bleach film recipe
Horse Chestnut tree in bloom, with the Blanko Bleach film recipe
PIne tree after the rain, with Blanko Bleach film recipe
Muted sunset tones, with the Blanko Bleach film recipe
Looking up through pines, with the Blanko Bleach film recipe
Dead tree and half moon, taken with Blanko Bleach film recipe
Washed up seaweed, with Blanko Bleach film recipe
Rocky shore, captured with Blanko Bleach film recipe
Looking towards the sun, with Blanko Bleach film recipe

More Bleach Bypass Styles

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