Mono Moonlight, Faking a Full Moon Effect

Full moon film simulation recipe with a moonlight blue colour tone

Here’s a film recipe that I created as a bit of an experiement, simply to see whether I could fake nighttime during the day. It’s a monotone recipe with a fairly strong blue tone, and the effect works best in bright light with bold highlights and deep shadows. Of course, you can use it at night as well, where the tone gives a moonlight feel.

Full moon rising, simulated with the Mono Moonlight film recipe

Mono Moonlight Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Monochrome
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: 0 Red, -6 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +2.0
  • Mono Shift: WC -6, MG +2
  • Sharpness: +2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Mono Moonlight film recipe works best with high contrast scenes
Sunset becomes moonrise, with Mono Moonlight film recipe
Midnight or midday? Fool them with the Mono Moonlight film recipe
Exploring the forest with the Mono Moonlight film recipe
Floodlit tennis court, captured with Mono Moonlight film recipe
Benches on the tennis court, with Mono Moonlight film recipe
Beach details, using the Mono Moonlight film recipe
At the marina with the Mono Moonlight film recipe
Feathers and a ‘full moon’, using the Mono Moonlight 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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