Olive Garden, a Tasty Tone on Cloudy Days

Pro Neg Standard film recipe for Fujifilm X-series cameras

With a bit of gentle nudging, the Pro Neg simulations can be tuned to have a grey-green pale olive tone, especially on cloudy days. I find this quite a pleasant and mellow tint that makes for sophisticated images, especially with the saturation also reduced and the tone curve flattened a little. It’s a cinematic look, similar to Eterna in some ways.

During development of this recipe, I found myself relishing the tone it produced and excited to see how it looked for all sorts of subjects. I found that, it produced great mellow images in overcast conditions, but also worked well in full sunshine too. Mostly though, this is one to try on cloudy days.

Meadow flowers on a grey day, with Olive Garden film recipe

Olive Garden Film Recipe

  • Simulation: PRO Neg. Standard
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3 to +2/3
Up, up and away, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Sky blues and leafy greens, muted by the Olive Garden film recipe
Waiting for a bite, with Olive Garden on a gloomy day
They keep it clean. Photographed with Olive Garden film recipe
Sea campion along the shore, captured with Olive Garden film recipe
A quiet area along the shore. Olive Garden film recipe
At the entrance to the harbour, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Skies become muted and cinematic, with Olive Garden film recipe
Pink flowers of willowherb, against a blue sky. Olive Garden recipe
Along the riverbank, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Overgrown meadow, good for insects. Olive Garden film recipe
Footbridge walkways, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Suburban footbridge, taken with Olive Garden film recipe
Sunny day wandering, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Netting the catch
A small trout, released after
Wild rose about to flower, with the Olive Garden film recipe
Watch for thorns, taken with the Olive Garden film recipe

More Pro Neg Recipes

With a muted look that’s great for portraits, the Pro Neg film simulations are available on a wide range of Fujifilm cameras, and are a great starting point for soft tone photography. Here are a few Pro Neg film recipes that are worth a look.

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