Thassos 22, Travel Chrome by Călin Stan

Classic Chrome film recipe with boosted colour for travel photography

There are some subjects that seem to suit certain film simulations more than others. Summer travels often take in creamy beaches, blue seas and vibrant colourful scenes. Classic Negative jumps to mind, or perhaps Velvia.

However, as the seasons begin to change and the sun drops lower, a paler sunlight and more brown tones in the vegetation start to lean towards the use of Classic Chrome.

In this wonderful film recipe by Călin Stan, the sights of Thassos (a Greek island in the Aegean Sea), are beautifully captured with just small changes to the standard settings of Classic Chrome. The results were so good, that I contacted Călin, and suggested featuring Thassos 22 on the site.

Photo credits: Călin Stan.

Beautiful light on Thassos, captured with Thassos 22 film recipe

Thassos 22 Film Recipe by Călin Stan

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: 0.0
  • Shadows: 0.0
  • Color: +3
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -2
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0 – 1 as required
Fun with framing on Thassos, with the Thassos 22 film recipe
Perfect sunny tones for Classic Chrome. Thassos 22 film recipe
Wonderful with blue and white, the Thassos 22 film recipe
Not a typical holiday beach photo. Thassos 22 film recipe
Rocky beach and white rock formations, Thassos 22 film recipe
Classic Chrome on the coast, with Thassos 22 film recipe
Framed by vine leaves, captured with Thassos 22 film recipe
Stone walls and ancient columns, using the Thassos 22 film recipe
Once a grand building stood here, Thassos 22 film recipe
Thassos 22 film recipe handles challenging light with ease
Golden hour on the cliffs, with Thassos 22 film recipe
A fisherman tends to his nets, Thassos 22 film recipe
A local character, with the tones of Thassos 22 film recipe
No need for a roof on Thassos. Captured with Thassos 22 film recipe
Thassos 22 film recipe creator and photographer, Călin Stan.

Classic Chrome for Low Sun and Golden Hour

Apart from Călin Stan’s obvious talent here, this recipe is helped to shine with the low angle of the Greek Island sun. The low sun around golden hour is a gift for photographers, with softer tones and longer shadows. Here are a selection of film recipes designed to work well in these conditions.

  • Rosa Negative – especially for golden hour with rosy tone
  • Kodak Portra – creamy and soft, with a love of low angle sun
  • Kodak Gold – the Film Recipes take on this popular 35mm film
  • Yakisugi – another guest recipe, this time by Mehdi Berrada

🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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