Vintage Mood, for a Nostalgic Soft Look

Eterna based film simulation recipe for a retro look with Fujifilm cameras

There are quite a variety of nostalgic film recipes on this site, with different takes on what a ‘vintage look’ is. Almost all of them do share a warm colour balance, sometimes slight, but often quite strong. This recipe has a balance shift on the very warm side, but with Eterna as a base, the result is a distinctly retro looking tone.

As well as this retro colour shift, there is light grain, boosted shadows and highlights and softness from a negative sharpness and negative clarity setting. The end result is noticably different to Eterna Nostalgia, a similarly themed Eterna recipe, but both of them have a nostalgic vibe of different types.

A nostalgic soft tone, from the Vintage Mood film recipe

USER PHOTOS – You can now view the Vintage Mood User Gallery to see photos taken by other Fujifilm photographers like you in their own styles and locations.

Vintage Mood Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +6 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +1/3
River access ramp, toned by the Vintage Mood film recipe
Riverside path, captured with the Vintage Mood film recipe
Nostalgic tones, taken with the Vintage Mood film recipe
Camera on the floor of the wheatfield, Vintage Mood film recipe
Just before the harvest, Vintage Mood film recipe
A golden ear, captured with Vintage Mood film recipe
Down by the harbour, with the tones of Vintage Mood film recipe
Boats at Keyhaven, toned by the Vintage Mood film recipe
Pick ‘n’ mix colourful canoes, Vintage Mood film recipe
In the New Forest, with Vintage Mood film recipe
Sunny afternoon greens, Vintage Mood film recipe
Country lane, deep in shadow, Vintage Mood film recipe
Close up with the Hydrangea, Vintage Mood film recipe
In a neighbours garden, with Vintage Mood film recipe
Anyone for hoops? Taken with Vintage Mood film recipe
Clear blue sky, toned by the Vintage Mood film recipe

Vintage & Nostalgic Film Recipes

Vintage look recipes are a real feature of the Fujifilm film recipe scene, with plenty to choose from in a wide range of nostalgic styles. At their heart are warm tones and an aged look. There are plenty on this site, but also some great ones elsewhere.

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

2 responses to “Vintage Mood, for a Nostalgic Soft Look”

  1. I have a few from this weekend:
    1. Gate:
    2. Autumn beauty:
    3. Cyclists have priority:
    4. Country road and my bike:
    5. Forest tracks:
    6. Backlit ferns:
    7. Leaves:
    8. They should not be on the ground this early. The plants suffer the most in this dryness:


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