Silvertone 99, for Deep Metallic Mono

Silver toned mono film recipe using the Acros film simulation

This little film recipe site keeps on growing, and this is film recipe 99 in the collection. As you can see, it’s a mono recipe, which has an impactful look with dark shadows and the smooth tones of the Acros film simulation.

I find this recipe is great for photographing details, and it loves high contrast lighting like early morning sunlight, or photos taken towards the sun or light source. LIike my other mono film recipes, it has a colour tone, but this one is a subtle silvery blue tone which adds some character without being overpowering.

Morning dew drops, captured with the Silvertone 99 film recipe

Silvertone 99 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Acros Green Filter
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: -1 Red, +1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Mono Shift: WC -1, MG -1
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Shooting towards the light, with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Morning scene at the fishing pond, with Silvertone 99
Water drops on a window, with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Edges and details, captured with the Silvertone 99 film recipe
Car door and dew drops, with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Fern leaves in the woodland, toned with the Silvertone 99 film recipe
I like taking detail shots with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Sunny leaves, captured in mono with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Tiny heather flowers, with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Sailing boats
Sunlight rays
An inviting path in the forest, with Silvertone 99 film recipe
Tall pines and deep shadows, Silvertone 99 film recipe

Acros Film Simulation Recipes

The silky tones and controlled contrast of the Acros film simulation, makes it a solid base to build from when working with film recipes. There are several exceptional ones available, each made by people with a significant grasp of what makes for excellent black and white imagery. Here are a few to get you on your way…

  • 50s Noir – deep and grainy (scroll down), by Kevin Mullins
  • Acros Punch – a powerful choice by urban shooter, Jamie Chance
  • New Scala, based on Agfa slide film, Acros Dark, with deep moody tones and Blck, with a focus on shadow tones. All by Marcel Fraij.
  • Blacky Beauty – Captn Look’s first B’n’W recipe, with strong contrast and gentle warmth.
  • Kodak Tri-X – my pick of the Fuji X Weekly mono recipes, and the base recipe that led to my Kodak Tri-X 33 variation
  • B&W Superia – toned mono with a soft look, by Thomas Schwab on FujiXWeekly

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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