Natural Astia for Bright, Playful Colour

Film simulation recipe for X-Trans IV Fujifilm cameras using Astia

Summer landscapes are full of green, with fields, trees and plants bursting with colour, and summer blue skies. As autumn arrives, fields become golden and reds and oranges appear. To capture this richness, I took a step away from Classic Chrome and Classic Negative, and give one of the core simulations a try.

This recipe for colourful landscapes is based upon Astia, a softer look than Provia, but one that also has a bright and playful character. I also warmed the colour balance a little to take off any blue tint to the trees and leaves, and reduced both the saturation and shadow depth. This leaves us with a happy and bright recipe that is still distinctly Astia, with cheery reds and blues, and soft look greens.

Down at the boatyard, with Natural Astia film recipe

Natural Astia Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Astia / Soft
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1
  • Shadows: -2
  • Colour: -2
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -2
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Natural Astia film recipe loves Summer blue skies
Afternoon light in Springtime woods, with Natural Astia
Spring tree against blus sky, with Natural Astia film recipe
Sea campion, with the Natural Astia film recipe
Sunset with Natural Astia has a soft tones look
Tiny breaker at sunset, with Natural Astia film recipe
A bit of Old England, captured with Natural Astia film recipe
Road blocks, with the colour of Natural Astia
Urban shooting with the Natural Astia film recipe
Looking along the tracks, with the Natural Astia film recipe
Coming into bloom, with the Natural Astia film recipe
Springtime pond, with the Natural Astia film recipe
Dandelions, with Natural Astia film recipe
Field gate and trees, with Natural Astia film recipe
City park, with Natural Astia film recipe
A walk in the park, with the Natural Astia film 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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