Atarangi Mono, for Deep Tone Retro B&W

A moody monochrome film recipe, using Acros simulation and strong grain

Atarangi – shade, shadow. Here’s a mono film simulation with strong grain and deep shadows from underexposure. It produces very moody images, which also have a subtlety to them with a soft tone curve.

As with all of my mono recipes, there is a color tint giving grey-brown tones for a retro nostalgic look, but you can skip this if you prefer a pure mono image.

Summer wheat, made moody with Atarangi Mono film recipe

Atarangi Mono Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros Green Filter
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Daylight
  • WB Shift: +9 Red, +9 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: -1.0
  • Mono Shift: WC +3, MG 0 (or leave at 0, 0 for pure mono)
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: -2/3 for the moody look
Deep toned mono, from the Atarangi Mono film recipe
A blast of sunlight, using Atarangi Mono film recipe
Moody shadow, with the Atarangi Mono film recipe
Clouds over Poole Harbour, with Atarangi Mono film recipe
Late afternoon on the beach, Atarangi Mono film recipe
Fishing trawlers
Sailing boat
Yachts in the marina, captured with Atarangi Mono film recipe
Decaying boats, and a dog in a canoe, Atarangi Mono film recipe
Spitfire installation, captured with the Atarangi Mono film recipe
Fighter outside Southampton Airport, Atarangi Mono film recipe
A morning walk, made deep and moody, with Atarangi Mono
Sunny oak leaves, with the Atarangi Mono film recipe
Deep shade from the Atarangi Mono film recipe
Forest mood
Shadowy deepness
Sunlit forest scene, with Atarangi Mono film recipe
Fancy Alpine, might get a ticket, Atarangi Mono film recipe
One of Winchester’s lovely old buildings, Atarangi Mono recipe

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!

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