Classic Negative film simulation recipe with rich colour in golden hour
Here’s a warm and cosy film simulation recipe to bring extra colour to golden hour. Sunrises and sunsets are made more orange, and golden hour is extended with warm rich tone that especially likes any cream, red or brown in an image.
As for the name, ‘Dawnstar’ is a location in the game Skyrim, and although the Jorrvaskr film recipe was directly inspired by the graphic style of the game, this one takes just the name.
I wanted to take the idea of a recipe for this time of day, and maximise the effects possible from our Fujifilm X-Series cameras. The base simulation is Classic Negative, so on older cameras you can try with Provia or use Velvia with colour at +1 rather than +4.
Dawnstar Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Negative (Provia/Velvia on older sensors)
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
- White Balance: 6000K
- WB Shift: +4 Red, -5 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: -2.0
- Shadows: 0.0
- Color: +4 (or +1 if using Velvia)
- Sharpness: 0
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -1 (ignore on older sensors)
- EV compensation: 0
Film Recipes for Peachy Sunsets
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