Old Fossil, for Muted Natural Shots

Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation recipe with muted pale tones

I hadn’t heard this slang term for a long time, but when I overheard someone accusing their parent of being an Old Fossil recently, I was reminded of it and it stuck in my mind. I’m not so sure that this recipe reflects a fossilised look, but it is a pale tones style, based on Eterna Bleach Bypass, that would work well should I find one in a rock somewhere.

Eterna Bleach Bypass is present only on the newer cameras, and is something of a divisive look. I find it’s fun to work with, delivering muted tones with a wide choice of colour casts. In this one, I’ve kept things natural, adjusting the ‘out of the box’ balance with a WB of Fluo 3, with 3 R and -9 B.

For pale tones outdoors, try the Old Fossil film recipe

Old Fossil Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Fluorescent 3
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, -9 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: 0.0
  • Shadows: -1.0
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Waves on a cloudy day, with Old Fossil film recipe
Not photography weather? It’s okay with Old Fossil film recipe
Summer heather on a hazy day, Old Fossil recipe
Autumn colours, muted and pale with the Old Fossil film recipe
Close up with the Autumn colours, using Old Fossil film recipe
A forest trail, just right for exploring with Old Fossil film recipe
A striking muted style for nature scenes, Old Fossil film recipe
Blue skies, toned by the Old Fossil film recipe
Tennis courts through the fence, with Old Fossil film recipe
Late afternoon a the marina, with Old Fossil film recipe
Lined up neatly on the shore, taken with Old Fossil film recipe
Pale hydrangaea flowers, with Old Fossil film recipe
Garden flowers, captured with the Old Fossil film recipe
Flopped cat, taken with Old Fossil film recipe
Forest log pile, captured with Old Fossil film recipe
Afternoon sun at the log pile, with Old Fossil film recipe
Sunlit ferns on the heath, Old Fossil film recipe
Summer heather, captured with Old Fossil film recipe
Blue skies between the pines, using Old Fossil film recipe

Eterna Bleach Bypass Recipes

The Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation is one of the newer film simulations, present only on a handful of Fujifilm cameras. It’s not available on the popular X100V, for example. But, for those of us that have it, there are a range of new styles available to try. Here are a few from this and other sites…

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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