Zinfandel Blush, with Sunset Rosé Tones

Classic Negative film simulation recipe, adding warm and soft rosé wine tones

In my experiements with white balance, I have found that you can create some wonderfully moody effects with some of the stronger settings. For shooting emotional or sentimental photography, these can help set a mood, or provide consitency across a set.

For Zinfandel Blush, the tone was that of the rosé wine, and the intention was to bring a warmth to sunsets and a glowing atmospheric mood at other times. It’s something of an extreme style, mostly useful in golden hour, but that’s also one of the wonderful things about film recipes – you can choose ones for all sorts of situations.

To build this one, I had started from another recipe, Soft Cinnamon, and switched to Classic Negative as the base simulation. I love Classic Neg for sunsets in particular, and think it delivers wonderful colours in the golden hour. That’s when ths recipe comes into it’s own, although you can use it anytime of course.

Sunset with rosé wine tones, from the Zinfandel Blush recipe

Zinfandel Blush Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +7 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Old grain store building, with the Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Village street, captured with Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Late afternoon sailing boats, with Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Everything is rosé tinted, with the Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Zinfandel Blush film recipe in the wheatfield
Sunset in the grasses, toned by Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Pony riding track in morning light, Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Walking the country lane, with Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Summer evening on the beach, taken using Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Zinfandel Blush film recipe really loves a good sunset
Reds are powerfully affected by the Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Butterfly bush against a clear blue sky, Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Riverbank boardwalk, captured with Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Rivets on the rail bridge, Zinfandel Blush film recipe
Using Zinfandel Blush film recipe for urban exploration
Sweet peas on the riverbank, using Zinfandel Blush film recipe

More Peachy Toned Recipes

Wonderful for sunsets and sunrises, these peachy toned recipes really warm things up.


Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍

4 responses to “Zinfandel Blush, with Sunset Rosé Tones”

  1. Now, rosé Cava or rosé champagne is more my style.
    Anyhow, for some reason this recipe does not appear on the main page, but under “what’s new”.


    • Thank you. With over 100 recipes now, I have had to start being selective on the front page, leaving a bit under half of the recipes available in the other menus, lists and index. I select them based mostly on how many views they get, or ones like them get, but I had intented to give all new ones at least a while on teh front, so I’ll tag this one up now so it appears there for a bit.


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