Cineplus, a Punchy Classic Chrome Style

Cinematic classic chrome film recipe with rich color and contrast

Sometimes, when developing film recipes, the inspiration comes in the form of a single image. This was one of those occasions, when this fifties style image was posted in the Facebook group as an interesting look.

I kept returning to it, trying to find a recipe that came close to this interesting retro style.

The look sits somewhere between Classic Chrome and Classic Negative, and having explored both, I settled on Classic Chrome as the base simulation. To this, I added rich colour and tested various colour balances, until I settled on the below combination.

I didn’t have any 50’s interiors to work with, so I tried it with a by usual range of natural and landscape scenes. Whether it matches the source image, I don’t know, but I love how it has come out.

Classic chrome with a plus, that’s the Cineplus film recipe

Cineplus Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Chrome
  • Grain Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong (Low on X Trans V)
  • White Balance: 5800K
  • WB Shift: +1 Red, +2 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: +1.0
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: 0
  • EV compensation: +2/3
A dewy laden spider web, captured with Cineplus film recipe
The natural tones of Cineplus film recipe
Morning in the woodland, with the Cineplus film recipe
Down by the water on the little jetty, Cineplus film recipe
The ferry is pink as well, Cineplus film recipe
Cineplus film recipe has punchy colour with boosted saturation
An autumnal view, with the Cineplus film recipe
The sweet chestnut is one of my favourite trees. Cineplus film recipe
Moody reflections, captured with the Cineplus film recipe
A colourful view of leaves and plants, Cineplus film recipe
Late summer sunshine and a golden fern, Cineplus film recipe
Cineplus film recipe works well in bright conditions
… and is happy after sunset too. Tennis court with Cineplus film recipe
Messing about with my lens ball. Cineplus film recipe
Scenes from a golden autumn dawn, using Cineplus film recipe
Leading lines, leading you to try the Cineplus film recipe

Embrace a film-like look and join in with the Film Recipes Challenge 📸 Take photos with the Flatpack film recipe, and share them in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. This recipe is based on film prints in a matte low contrast style. Join in from where you live with a deadline of end of 29th March. #flatpack 👍

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