Catch 22, a Cool Recipe for Cold Days

Classic Negative film simulation recipe with cool tones and deep mood.

Sometimes, I have a burst of creativity and make a recipe from scratch in next to no time. But sometimes, like on this occasion, it takes me a long while until I am happy, and ready to share the results.

I created the Catch 22 film recipe with Classic Negative, back in the Summer of 2022, and tested it on a trip to Wimbledon to watch the tennis. Whilst the results were interesting, I was struggling to get the cool tones deepness vibe I was seeking.

Skip forward 6 months and winter weather is here. This, it turns out, is just the weather that Catch 22 is perfect for. Take a winter scene, or the low pale sunshine of the colder months, and this recipe comes to life.

So, here we finally have it … Catch 22.

Winter in the depths of the New Forest, with Catch 22 film recipe

Catch 22 Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Weak, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Auto
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR100
  • Highlights: -2.0
  • Shadows: -0.5 (use 0 if your camera doesn’t support -0.5)
  • Color: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: -1/3
Frosted details with Catch 22
Catch 22 film recipe in Winter
Deep shadows for deep mood, with Catch 22 film recipe
At home in the chill of the winter, Catch 22 film recipe
Frosty logs, captured with the Catch 22 film recipe
An autumn discovery, captured with Catch 22 film recipe
2022 was an excellent year for fungi finds, Catch 22 film recipe
Watery sunllight
Leaf within a leaf
Catch 22 film recipe makes dramatic looking skies
Rain on the horizon, captured with Catch 22 film recipe
Purple and green … Wimbledon colours. Catch 22 film recipe
A view of the court before the action, Catch 22 film recipe
It’s from very far back, but it’s still Rafa. Catch 22 film recipe
The TV crew at Wimbledon, with the Catch 22 film recipe
Looking across the courst at the end of a day, Catch 22 film recipe
Barbed wire on a frosty morning, Catch 22 film recipe
Frosty field in winter sunshine, Catch 22 film recipe
A wreck on the river, captured with Catch 22 film recipe
Definitely not seaworthy! Captured with Catch 22 film recipe
An urban sunset, taken using Catch 22 film recipe
Summer wheat with the cool tones of Catch 22 film recipe
Deep tones (maybe too deep?). Catch 22 film recipe
Morning sunlight at the field gate, Catch 22 film recipe
Cone. Catch 22 film recipe
Skies are made very dramatic, with Catch 22 film recipe
Powerful depth, using Catch 22 film recipe
Summer heather with the Catch 22 film recipe
Sunlit heather with deep shadow, Catch 22 film recipe
An urban scene with a slide film aesthetic, Catch 22 film recipe
LIght ship refelections, using Catch 22 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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