Great Plains, Eterna Recipe for Landscapes

Soft tone landscape film recipe using the Eterna film simulation

The soft mellow tones of the Eterna film simulation lend themselves to natural subjects, and I have made several recipes using it already (scroll to bottom). I might have stopped there, but I was inspired by some urban photos posted by Viktor Gerasimovski that have a wonderfully stylish mood.

Using his settings as a starting point, I began test shots, and with a few adjustments and start overs, I settled on a recipe that I found I was using most for landscapes and natural scenes. There is a lovely softness to it, and a pleasant muted tone to greens, which I find gives the overall image a relaxed and calming feel, even in bright conditions.

This recipe does use a fixed colour temperature, which might limit its use to daytime, but it’s a good companion when outdoors and definitely worth a try.

A sunny morning by the river, Great Plains film recipe

Great Plains Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: 6400k
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: +1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: 0
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0 or +1/3
Sleeping foals in the New Forest, with Great Plains film recipe
Soothing green tones, with the Great Plains film recipe
Swan family, captured with the Great Plains film recipe
High contrast scene, tamed by the Great Plains film recipe
Skies like the Old West, taken with Great Plains film recipe
The Great Plains film recipe loves the greens of agriculture
Pink poppy visitor, with Great Plains film recipe
Poppy seed heads, with the Great Plains film recipe
A sort of symmetry, with the Great Plains film recipe
Borage on the field margin, with Great Plains film recipe
Soft tones in the wheat field, with Great Plains film recipe
The next field was full of beans, taken with Great Plains film recipe
Along the road, another crop, with Great Plains film recipe
Oh, hello! Using the Great Plains film recipe
Peacock, with a soft natural tone from the Great Plains film recipe
Great Plains film recipe
Sing it loud! Captured with Great Plains film recipe
Wild rose in the hedgerow, with Great Plains film recipe
Oat fields on a gloomy day, with Great Plains film recipe
Cloudy weather green scene, Great Plains film recipe

Eterna Recipes for Landscape Scenes

This recipe, Great Plains, is one of three on this site that are similar in look and feel. Choosing one is personal preference, depending on if you like a brighter look or something more muted. Here are the other two…

For shooting Eterna with a different feel, how about …?

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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