Classic Chrome film simulation recipe for X-Trans IV with a teal tone
When I started my working life, Alta Vista was the no. 1 search engine, and Google was a curiosity that hadn’t yet taken off. Anyway, what about this recipe?
Sometimes, when I see an image, I experiment in X Raw Studio to see if I can recreate the style from some raw files. Quite a few of my recipes start out this way, and then move to the camera for testing.
Alta Vista is one such experiment, but in this case, I ended up with a very different look than I had intended. I was quite taken by it, and I decided to embrace the strong teal tones. And, because it’s all about the sky and big views, I went with the name Alta Vista.
Alta Vista Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: 6600K
- WB Shift: -5 Red, -1 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR400
- Highlights: -1
- Shadows: +1
- Colour: -3
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: +1/3
Other Recipes with Teal Tones
A turquoise colour shift is one of the built in features of Classic Chrome, and whilst many recipes add a warm colour balance to reduce this, it’s still a noticable feature in many recipes. Additionally, some recipes purposely add a teal tone with a colour shift, even though they are based on a different simulation. Here’s a few turquoise, teal and blue tone recipes to investigate.
- Fujicolour Natura – underexposure enhances the colour cast
- Fujichrome – going big on colour and blue green tones
- Eterna Lakeside – bringing out the blue in water and sky
- Cyanotype – a monotone recipe based on a cyan hue