Life on Mars, Photos from the Red Planet

Martian styled film recipe for Fujifilm cameras using Eterna Bleach Bypass

When designing film recipes for Fujifilm cameras, I occasionally push the limits of the settings to see which more extreme styles can be produced. A recent recipe was Beach Baby, with a very warm shift for sunny days on the shore. With further adjustment and a switch to Eterna Bleach Bypass, an even more orange, other worldly look was created giving a style like a trip to Mars.

The main difference between the two is how colour is presented outside of golden hour. Beach Baby becomes very orange mostly around sunset, but is simply warm at other times. Life on Mars is full strength alien at all times, bringing the red planet to your photos on demand.

Could be Hampshire, could be Mars … the Life on Mars film recipe

Film Recipe for Life on Mars

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 7700K
  • WB Shift: +9 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: 0.0
  • Shadows: -1.0
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +3
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Martian skies, captured with the Life on Mars film recipe
Wheat fields with a red planet look. Life on Mars film recipe
Orange tones dominate the Life on Mars film recipe
Sunset with a strong colour cast, using the Life on Mars film recipe
Even more orange than Beach Baby recipe – Life on Mars film recipe
Warm golden tones, captured with the Life on Mars film recipe
Martian tones, straight out of camera. Life on Mars film recipe
For when you need maximum gold – Life on Mars film recipe
Led Zeppelin album cover tones, with the Life on Mars film recipe
Extra orange sunsets, guaranteed with the Life on Mars film recipe
Life on Mars sunset with alien orange tones

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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