Festival Cream, for the Hazy Days of Summer

Dreamy creamy Eterna film simulation recipe for X-Trans 4 cameras

I am often inspired by the great work of others, and in this case, I was really taken by the tones of a recipe shared by Willard Largueza Macay. He had captured wonderful images at the Taste of Lawrence Festival, a food festival in Ontario, Canada. I loved the yellow tones and other worldly skies.

When I tested his settings, I saw a different result, perhaps because it was developed on X-T3 and there are differences between camera models. I found that adjustments were needed on my X-S10 to achieve a similar tone and feel. But, after after a few tests and some do-overs, I settled on this wonderfully creamy and atmospheric recipe that I call Festival Cream.

Dreamy creamy Eterna tones, with the Festival Cream film recipe

Festival Cream Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 7500K
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +2
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +4
  • EV compensation: +2/3
Hot and sunny by the water, with Festival Cream film recipe
Bring the boats in, captured with Festival Cream film recipe
Sailing boat with sun behind the sail, Festival Cream film recipe
On the village square, with the Festival Cream film recipe
Festival Cream film recipe gives a creamy tone to photos
Abandoned garden machinery store, with Festival Cream film recipe
Sunny festival weather, taken with the Festival Cream film recipe
Mellow yellow, with the Festival Cream film recipe
Cute bumblebee with wings tucked in, Festival Cream film recipe
Blue skies have an other worldly tone, with Festival Cream film recipe
Green, blue and white, all shifted by Festival Cream film recipe
Down by the fishing pond, captured with Festival Cream film recipe
Along the seafront at the end of the day, with Festival Cream recipe
#vanlife on the seafront on a hot afternoon, Festival Cream
Somthing to do with cricket, taken with Festival Cream film recipe
Park bench, and tones from the Festival Cream film recipe

More Creamy & Nostalgic Recipes

Creamy tones and a brighter washed out look are synonymous with nostalgic feel photography, capturing a warm mood reminiscent of happy memories. Here are a few other recipes with a similar creamy and/or nostalgic look.

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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