Nostalgic, soft tone and retro film recipes using Fujifilm film simulations
Pale Blue Dot, Bleach Bypass for Planet Earth
Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation recipe with soft blue skies
I’ve been inspired by astronomy recently, and in particular some of the photos of Earth taken by astronauts and probes in the early days of space flight. One of interest was the Pale Blue Dot image of Earth, taken by the Voyager probe at a distance of 6 billion km.
So goes the inspiration, and now the recipe. I’m a fan of the striking style of Eterna Bleach Bypass, and realised that with adjustment, a softer look that could be used as a general recipe was possible. My first success in this area was Soft Cinnamon, and now we have Pale Blue Dot, with muted tones and eye catching pale blue skies.
Pale Blue Dot Film Recipe
Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
Grain Effect: Weak, Small
Colour Chrome Effect: Off
Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
White Balance: 5800K
WB Shift: +3 Red, -6 Blue
Dynamic Range: DR200
ISO Noise Reduction: -4
EV compensation: +1/3
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