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.
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.
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
More Bleach Bypass Styles
- Fading Memory – a creamy pale recipe with an aged look
- Summer Bleach – with a strong colour shift to yellow-green
- Aerocolor Lomo – aerial film inspired with expired tones
- Squid Ink – a deep, dark tone recipe with Bleach Bypass
- Muted Color – with Bleach Bypass from FujiXWeekly
- Silver Summer – with an aged teal tint from FujiXWeekly
- Lomochrome Metropolis – Lomo style from FujiXWeekly
- Grizzly Ride – a gritty recipe from Captn Look