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.

A soft take on the bleach bypass look. Pale Blue Dot film recipe.

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
  • Highlights: 0.0
  • Shadows: -0.5
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +2
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Wonderful water tones, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A 900 year old church, at least in part. Pale Blue Dot film recipe
The bell tower, captured with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
St. John’s at Farley Chamberlayne, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Patterns in the plasterwork, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Springtime green, in X Raw Studio with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Spring leaves and blue sky, toned by the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A dead tree against a dynamic sky, Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A different dead tree, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
An Autumn hedgerow, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Summer foxgloves, captured by the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Motorway sunset, with the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A winter sunset over the water, using Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A choppy day on the water, Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Let’s go sailing, with the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Sail tops, captured with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
A country lane in late Summer, with Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Rural congregation, taken using the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
At the tennis club, using Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Tennis net detail, with the tones of the Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Summer clouds by the marina, Pale Blue Dot film recipe
Pale Blue Dot film recipe is Eterna Bleach Bypass toned down

Recipes using Eterna Bleach Bypass

Other film recipe sites are yet to fully embrace Bleach Bypass film recipes, but there are a growing selection of 10+ recipes on this site. Here are a few favourites.

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!

2 responses to “Pale Blue Dot, Bleach Bypass for Planet Earth”

  1. “Rural congregation” :DDD

    Here they tend to spread out and can only be seen from a distance. And I don’t usually carry a zoom lens.

    I enjoy looking at the photos. Nice to see all the different scenes and details.

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