Emerald Mono, a Toned Mono for Nature

A green tinted Acros film recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans IV cameras

This film recipe is something of an experiment, based on time exploring the effects of color shift on black and white images. I tried a variety of green tints, before settling on this lightly toned Acros recipe. It works well in a wide range of situations, but especially for scenes with a good mix of light and dark.

With a green tone to the images, natural subjects tend to work well, with the eye expecting these scenes to include greens. However, it’s not just for nature photos. As you’ll see below, it can also be fun with other green subjects, like the grass of Wimbledon.

Sunny beech leaves, toned with Emerald Mono film recipe

Emerald Mono Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros + Green Filter
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: 0 Red, 0 Blue
  • Mono Shift: WC +4, MG +8
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -0.5
  • Shadows: +0.5
  • Colour: N/A
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Leaves and shadows, captued with the Emerald Mono film recipe
Conifer tree detail, captured with Emerald Mono film recipe
Sunlight through the leaves, with Emerald Mono film recipe
Cycle parking hoops, with Emerald Mono film recipe
Fishing traps, taken with the Emerald Mono film recipe
The ferry jetty, taken with Emerald Mono film recipe
Bumpers to help align the ferry, Emerald Mono film recipe
Inflatable craft, ready to go. Emerald Mono film recipe
Shooting into the light, with the Emerald Mono film recipe
Self portrait in harsh sunlight, with Emerald Mono film recipe
A moody spot on teh river bank, with Emerald Mono film recipe
Oats, growing well despire poor rains, Emerald Mono film recipe
Vertical oats, captured with the Emerald Mono film recipe
Looking down on centre court, with the Emerald Mono film recipe
Tennis umpire, captured with the Emerald Mono film recipe
Green tones work well at Wimbledon. Emerald Mono film recipe
Watching the match, with the Emerald Mono film recipe

More Green Tone Recipes

As well as a page for green tone recipes, there are a couple of specific film recipes that you might like to compare with this one…

  • B&W Green – green tinted mono from Roger Solbakke
  • Xpro ’62 – green toned cross-process look from FujiXWeekly
  • Liminal Mono – pale mono tones with the subtle green shift

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: