Urbex Cinematic, Eterna for Urban Exploration

Eterna simulation recipe for urbex, industrial and city photography

Urban exploration photography is a growing trend, where you take a photowalk through a city or other built up area and look out for interesting photo subjects. These can be buildings, highways, rail tracks, fences, trucks or industrial buildings. Images often include a lot of grey or materials like metal and concrete.

I’ve used Eterna film simulation as the base for this recipe, with soft tones, but also a built in green tint to neutrals that adds a lot of cinematic character, and works well with greys and neturals for a muted urbex look.

Concrete foundations at the harbour, Urbex Cinematic film recipe

Urbex Cinematic Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, +4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +2
  • Shadows: +3
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +2
  • EV compensation: +2/3

NB: These details have been corrected as of Aug 4th.

Cracked concrete with Eterna tones, Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Rail tracks and points, with the Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Fencing on the bridge, with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Urbex Cinematic film recipe, adding creamy green tone
Harbour office building, captured with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
View across the water, taken with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Cinematic tones on the beach, with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Reeds in the marsh, with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
At the tennis club, with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Ready to play, captured with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Tennis hall reflection, using the Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Wild rose, captued with Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Relaxed cat, taken with the Urbex Cinematic film recipe
Rolling in the afternoon sun, with Urbex Cinematic film recipe

Inspiration for Urbex Photography

Try these links to give you some inspiration for urban photography styles.

Facebook groups to try.

Urban Film Recipes

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: