Westworld, Go West in Kodachrome Style

A Classic Chrome film simulation recipe for use with Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

Bring yourself back online. Here’s a really useful film recipe for your trip to The Park. It has a bit of everything that’s great about Classic Chrome, with retro Kodak aesthetics, a subtly altered colour balance, and slightly muted highlights and saturation. It reminds me of the classic Kodachrome 64 look.

I’m a bit of a Westworld geek, and to mark the return of the mind bending HBO series for its 4th set of episodes, I’ve named this recipe Westworld. But, whether you enjoy watching the journey of Dolores and Bernard or not, this is a wonderful choice for all sorts of photos with a classic Kodak vibe.

Taking in that natural splendour, with Season 4 film recipe

Film Recipe for Westworld

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: 0
  • Colour: -1
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
It doesn’t look like anything to me. Westworld film recipe
In the wheatfield, west of Sweetwater. With Westworld film recipe
Standing tall, captured with the Westworld film recipe
Kodachrome skies, with the Classic Chrome of the Westworld film recipe
Early evening at low tide, with the Westworld film recipe
Soft tones in golden hour, with the Westworld film recipe
The motorway at sunset, captured with Westworld film recipe
Summer greens on the river, Westworld film recipe
A shady trail, taken with Westworld film recipe
A Speckled Wood butterfly, with the Westworld film recipe
Marbled White butterfly, taken with Westworld film recipe
After sunset, taken with the Westworld film recipe
Looking west in the evening, with Westworld film recipe
This recipe loves some clouds in a blue sky
Clouds over wheat fields, with the Westworld film recipe

More Classic Chrome Recipes

The Classic Chrome film simulation is available on Fujifilm X-series cameras, and is used in a wide range of film recipes. Many of these produce a style that is reminiscent of the look of Kodachrome 35mm film photos. There are plenty to choose from, so here’s a short list of a few favourites of mine, on here and other sites. Plenty to keep you going.

And, a few Classic Chrome recipes that have a different feel …

Did you know? The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the latest challenge. Join in the fun! The December round of the Film Recipe Challenge is now on … shoot with Mother Superia film recipe and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. End date is Dec 15th.

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