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.
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
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…
- Eternal Summer – bright with tones reminiscent of Kodak Portra
- Eternal Sunshine – soft tones in bright light with lovely blue skies
For shooting Eterna with a different feel, how about …?