Copper, for Cinematic Autumn Tones

Eterna Cinema film simulation recipe with copper orange colour tones

In some areas Autumn has peaked and the leaves have fallen, but here in the UK, we are mid way through with some trees golden, some bare and some still to let go of the last of their summer green.

So, having been inspired to create yet another Autumn recipe, I wanted to get this up onto the site as soon as possible, so you can all see it and give it a try on your local scenery.

The recipe is based on the Eterna Cinematic film simulation, which has a mellow tone to greens and browns as a starting point. With a healthy push into warm colour balance and adjustments to the tone curve and saturation, it gives gloriously rich autumn tone. If you like to experiment, this recipe also gives a gorgeous look to evening skies as the light fades, so it can be a fun recipe to carry into the longer dark evenings.

Copper tones on the sunlit ferns, with Copper Film Recipe

Copper Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +8 Red, -7 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +2
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0 (or try -3 for a nostalgic haze)
  • EV compensation: -1/3
Fern detail in the afternoon sun, captured with Copper Film Recipe
Toasty warm, but with cinematic tone, Copper Film Recipe
Mixed colours of early Autumn, with Copper Film Recipe
A mellow choice for woods and forests, Copper Film Recipe
Coppery tones, but with subtlety, Copper Film Recipe
Ideal for the orange tones of the season, Copper Film Recipe
Fading heather at sunset, with Copper Film Recipe
Big spider web in the morning sun, Copper Film Recipe
Copper is a great choice in golden hour.
Stormy skies at sunset, captured with Copper film recipe
Watching storms rolling by, with the Copper film recipe

Copper After Sunset

As mentioned in the intro, Copper film recipe gives a mellow toned sky look after sundown, and is a great partner to low light explorations in the autumn and winter evenings.

After sunset on the beach, using the Copper Film Recipe
Copper Film Recipe is fun to try in low light
Making silhouette shots, for example. Copper Film Recipe
Dusk photography, with the Copper 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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