Muted Gold, for Warm Nostalgic Images

Classic chrome film simulation recipe with soft golden tones

Some film recipes bring a strongly uniform look across a set of images, helping a series of photos work together. Muted Gold is such a recipe with a specific look from a strong colour shift paired with muted saturation and softened shadows.

The colour balance is very warm, but particularly brings a lot of mellow character out in the greens of a scene. This pale and creamy green is warm and nostalgic, giving a ‘last days of summer’ feel to photos. As the seasons change around us, this recipe should be a good choice for autumn photography too.

Country lane, with nostalgic warmth from Muted Gold film recipe

Muted Gold Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +7 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: +0.5 (Use 0 if your camera doesn’t support 0.5)
  • Shadows: -1.5 (Use -2 if your camera doesn’t support -1.5)
  • Colour: -3
  • Sharpness: -0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Lavender heads, taken with Muted Gold film recipe
Borage in a summer field, Muted Gold film recipe
Wheat field, ripening nicely, Muted Gold film recipe
Pink poppy with a visitor, taken with Muted Gold film recipe
Mellow tones captured by the Muted Gold film recipe
Beautiful cottage, using the Muted Gold film recipe
Resting in peace, with the Muted Gold film recipe
Signpost on the lane, captured with Muted Gold film recipe
Busy on the beach, with the Muted Gold film recipe
Pink coastal flowers, using Muted Gold film recipe
Sailing by, taken with Muted Gold film recipe
A lovely day for some tennis, Muted Gold film recipe
Net post close-up, taken with Muted Gold film recipe
Early morning on the river, with Muted Gold film recipe
Waterfowl rush hour, captured with Muted Gold film recipe

Did you know? The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the latest challenge. Join in the fun! The December round of the Film Recipe Challenge is now on … shoot with Mother Superia film recipe and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. End date is Dec 15th.

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