Old West, Inspired by Western Movies

X-Trans IV Eterna film recipe for a cinematic style look like the Old West

I used to travel to the Western USA for work, and thinking back, there were so many amazing landscapes and scenes I would have enjoyed photographing with my Fujifilm camera. So, although I’m not there in person nowadays, I’ve made this recipe with the Old West in mind.

The recipe is based on Eterna for a cinematic feel, and uses a nostalgic warm colour shift to evoke the dusty Western feel. Heavy grain is in use too for another layer of ageing, giving a soft toned grainy image, a bit like older images from the American West.

Perfect for far reaching prairie views, Old West film recipe

Old West Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna/Cinema
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +8 Red, -8 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: +2.0
  • Shadows: +2.0
  • Color: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
New Forest ponies, captured in sunlight with Old West film recipe
Bucket, hay and blanket on a frosty morning, Old West recipe
Nostagic tones on a foggy morning, with Old West film recipe
A road to nowhere, toned with the Old West film recipe
Summer barley, made golden with Old West film recipe
Barley has such an interesting shape. Old West film recipe
Poppy makes interesting shapes too! Old West film recipe
Shooting into the light for soft mood, Old West film recipe
Old West film recipe, on a sunny but icy December morning
Winter ferns with frosty coating, Old West film recipe
An autumn woodland, captured with Old West film recipe
Woodland trail disappearing into mist, Old West film recipe
Coastal vegetation. I call it sea cabbage! Using Old West film recipe
A dewdrop at dawn, captured using Old West film recipe
Flying along
Golden sunset
Evenings on the beach, captured with Old West film recipe
Sweet pea flowers in golden hour, Old West film recipe
Let’s explore the forest, with the Old West film recipe
Summer bracken is taking over, Old West film recipe
Old West film recipe on a partly cloudy day
Dog walking at low tide, with the Old West film recipe
One of my favourite shots from the summer, with Old West film recipe

➡️ The Film Recipes Challenge is now on! Shoot with the recent look, Age of Aquarius, and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or the recipe page comments. The deadline is end of Feb 15th. Everyone is welcome, from all around the world! For inspiration, see previous galleries. ➡️ The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the challenge.

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