UB40, Natural Tone Bleach Bypass

Eterna Bleach Bypass film recipe with a natural tone for landscape photography

So here we go, passing another milestone in the development of the Film Recipes site. This is recipe no. 150, and it’s a muted tone look with the characterful Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation.

Although this simulation isn’t present on all cameras, most notably the popular X100V, I like to make recipes with it and explore the possibilities of it’s unique look. I find it gives the most variety in style of all simulations, especially as you experiment with more extreme white balance settings.

For UB40, the Underwater setting is used, with a +4 Red, 0 Blue shift. This is where the name comes from (Underwater Bypass 4 0), rather than any particular passion for the music group! And, whilst the settings sound extreme, the result is actually a natural colour balance, with the impactful tonal range of the bypass simulation.

Anyway … that’s 150 film recipes shared and development still very much ongoing. Enjoy this one, and keep an eye on the what’s new page, for the next one in the collection.

A Bleach Bypass for natural scenes, the UB40 film recipe

UB40 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Underwater
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, 0 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Autumn feels in the woodland, with UB40 film recipe
Ivy is climbing along the branches, toned by the UB40 film recipe
Walk slowly and look closely and discover new things, UB40 film recipe
UB40 film recipe likes all weather, like this partly cloudy day
A covering of snow at the farm gate, UB40 film recipe
Animal tracks in the morning snow, UB40 film recipe
The light on a snow day is special, captured with UB40 film recipe
UB40 film recipe and a clear blue sky
UB40 film recipe is versatile for use on many subjects
Springtime sees the dandelions appear, UB40 film recipe
A natural colour balance with deep contrast, UB40 film recipe
Winter sunshine through the trees, using UB40 film recipe
Winter leaves, backlit by the sun, with the UB40 film recipe
Down at ground level, leaves look papery, UB40 film recipe
Summer wheatfield in full sun, with the UB40 film recipe
I’m all ears … UB40 film recipe
Autumn moods made muted and impactful, with UB40 film recipe

Film Recipes from Milestone Numbers

I’m not sure if it is interesting to others, but here are some of the recipes published at certain milestone points in the creation of this site.


🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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