Alchemy Cinematic, for Urban Soft Tones

Eterna film simulation recipe with urban cool tones for Fujiflim cameras

The Eterna Cinema film simulation is a wonderful choice for soft tones photography, but the green-brown tone of the base simulation doesn’t always give me the mood effect that I’m after. For something a little cooler, perhaps metallic even, I like to make adjustments.

So, for explorations in suburbia, industry parks or for a cool tone to street photography, we have Alchemy Cinematic. This recipe turns gold into steel (in colour tones at least) and works really well with stone and metal. I find it a good choice to bringing smooth metallic tones to city exploration photo walks.

Riverside boardwalk, with steely tones from Alchemy Cinematic

Alchemy Cinematic Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Fluorescent 1
  • WB Shift: -5 Red, +5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +2.0
  • Color: -4
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Looking along the tracks, with the Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
66507, captured with the Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Suburban commuter train, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Riverbank sunrise sparkles, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Afternoon at the marina, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Blue tones at the boatyard, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Rural morning view, captured by Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Spring dandelion season, taken with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Watery sunset looks, with the Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
At sunset on the beach, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Cool urban tones, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe
Buddleia and blue skies, with Alchemy Cinematic film recipe

For more cool tone styles, try the Blue Tone Film Recipes page with several to choose from on this site.

➡️ 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.

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