Autumn Vibe, Capture the Efterårsstemning

Autumn Winter recipe using Classic Chrome for soft brown Danish tones

Here’s another wonderful guest recipe, and like many recipes it comes with a story. The creator is Sabrina Magnusson, who lives in Odense, Denmark. She bought her first Fujifilm camera, an X-T1 in the Summer, but having discovered the world of film recipes, quickly upgraded to X-Trans IV.

Inspired by the photos being shared in our Film Recipes Facebook Group, Sabrina entered the Astia Mellow challenge. For some of the photos she accidentally switched film simulation from Astia to Classic Chrome, but this was a happy accident. The photos looked great, and so with a few more adjustments to settings, a new recipe was born. Sabrina calls this recipe, Autumn Vibe.

Autumn Vibe has a muted tone, making creams and browns look wonderful. It is of course perfect for Autumn, but will also be a great choice in Winter too as we are left with bare branches and the pale skeletons of remaining leaves. Oh, and if you are wondering what Efterårsstemning means, it’s Autumn Vibe in Danish, which is exactly what you can capture with this lovely look from Sabrina Magnusson.

All photos: Sabrina Magnusson with X-E4 and 35mm f1.4 lens

The muted Autumn tones of Autumn Vibe film recipe

Autumn Vibe by Sabrina Magnusson

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +5 Red, -3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR-Auto
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: +2.0
  • Color: -4
  • Sharpness: +1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +3
  • EV compensation: 0
A season is fading, captured with Autumn Vibe film recipe
The forest floor is full of texture, with Autumn Vibe film recipe
Mellow browns and whites are a feature of Autumn Vibe film recipe
Greens too are made mellow and soft, with Autumn Vibe film recipe
Scenes from the island of Fyn, with Autumn Vibe film recipe
And here is your recipe creator, exploring with Autumn Vibe recipe

Making your own film recipe

Creating a film recipe deosn’t have to be an intimidating process. A great way to start is to find a film recipe that you like, and experiment with changes to some of the settings.

You could change the base simulation, or adjust settings like the white balance and colour shift. I’d recommend changing one or two settings at a time and taking some test shots. When you find a combination you enjoy, why not share your new film recipe in the Film Recipes Facebook Group?

Or if you prefer just using recipes like this one, why not load up Autumn Vibe, and take some mellow and muted autumn shots and share those too? We’d love to see them.

Similar Film Recipes

I’m sure you agree with me that this is a wonderful look for capturing the mood of nature in Autumn and Winter. If you’d like to explore some more similar looking recipes, here’s a list of a few to try.


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 👍

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