Fuji Five-O, for Life on the Water

As you’ll be able to tell by the number of beach and boats photos on this site, I live near the English coast, where are there is always something happening on the water. Whether this is sailing, swimming, a passing cruise ship, or the latest craze, SUP (or stand-up paddleboarding), it’s a good source of photographic subject matter.

With all that blue water around me, it’s natural that at least some of my recipes will be designed to work well for life on the water.This one, which I’ve called Fuji Five-O, brings out the blues in a scene, with creamy neutrals and, because it’s based on Classic Negative, those print style greens.

It uses a fixed colour temperature, negative clarity and soft tone curve, which adds to the aesthetic throughout the day, giving a pale softness to golden hour, and keeping blues prominent, which I personally really like.

Big, small and different colours. Taken with Fuji Five-O film recipe.

Fuji Five-O Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 5000K
  • WB Shift: -1 Red, -4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: 0
Pale tones at sunset, with the Fuji Five-O film recipe
Industrial something or other, with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Ocean tones, captured with the Fuji Five-O film recipe
Waterside apartments, taken with the Fuji Five-O film recipe
In a neighbours garden, captured with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Sunlit petunias, taken with the Fuji Five-O film recipe
A rural scene, captured with Fuji Five-O film recipe
In the wheatfield, with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Classic Fujifilm greens, with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Sunny woodland walk, taken with Fuji Five-O film recipe
A stile on the footpath, with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Fuji Five-O film recipe, used to capture a rural scene
Abandoned fishing boat. Do you see the roadway behind…?
Looking back from the roadway, with Fuji Five-O film recipe
Framed by nature, with tones from the Fuji Five-O film recipe

Fuji Five-O at Night

I recently took a couple of shots of our tennis club at night. I took these as RAW files, so I could test how various film recipes looked in dark/street conditions.

Floodlit tennis court, with Fuji Five-O film recipe

More recipes for use on the coast

Here are some of the other recipes on this site that were designed for, or would work well on the coast.

Here are a handful from other sites too.

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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