Driftwood, Creamy Eterna Bleach Style

Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation recipe for creamy tone winter photos

Here’s a recipe for creative shooting with a muted tones style which emphasises the browns and creams in your images. This makes it a great choice for beaches, winter woodlands and capturing old buildings or wooden subjects. I’ve named it Driftwood because, for me, it shares a palette with the bleached wooden pieces you find washed up on the shore.

Shooting with a recipe like this gives a unique look and feel that generates a stylised image with muted tones and deep contrast. For single images, the style is dramatic and interesting, and for a series, it generates a compelling tone across a set.

Note that this recipe uses Eterna Bleach Bypass as the base simulation, which makes it compatible with the newer Fujifilm cameras only.

A muted tones look, ideal for winter walks. Driftwood film recipe.

Driftwood Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: 6600K
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -1 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: 0.0
  • Color: 0
  • Sharpness: -4
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: 0
Winter in the forest, captured with the Driftwood film recipe
A windy day at the beach, taken using Driftwood film recipe
Creamy tones and deep contrast. Two elements of Driftwood film recipe
Driftwood film recipe is a useful partner with pale sunlight
Seashore pinks, captured with the Driftwood film recipe
Summer blooms with deep pink tone, using Driftwood film recipe
Sunlit honeysuckle
Small succulent
Potted lavender in the garden, taken with Driftwood film recipe
Towering foxgloves in the height of Summer, with Driftwood film recipe
Autumn discoveries, with the bleach tone of Driftwood film recipe
Autumnal scenes from a village wander, Driftwood film recipe
Creamy brown tones are a key feature of the Driftwood film recipe
Winter sunlight and fading fern, using Driftwood film recipe
Cream and brown tones and deep shadow = Driftwood film recipe
Winter reflections in the forest, with muted looks from Driftwood recipe
Where will your photowalks take you? Try one with Driftwood film recipe

Similar Styles to Consider

Here are a few other recipes that share some of the characteristics of the Driftwood film recipe.

Bleach Bypass film recipes

Recipes with other simuations

  • Yakisugi – magical creamy tones recipe by Mehdi Berrada
  • Autumn Vibe – wonderful brown tones, by Sabrina Magnusson
  • Melatonin – design in Manila, great everywhere, by Grant Teng
  • Old West – vintage retro style, like images from the Old West
  • Rosa Negative – muted with creamy tint from Classic Negative
  • Rich Almond – a striking Classic Chrome look, by Chris Cuban

➡️ 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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