Eterna Bleach Bypass for a forest mood that works well in winter sunlight
Winter is one of my favourite seasons for photography, with interesting bare natural shapes, muted colour palettes and the additional mood of frosts and low winter sunlight.
Photography in these conditions is perfectly suited to the Eterna Bleach Bypass film simulation, which embraces these characteristics in a contrasty but muted style.
I do feel that owners of older Fujifilm cameras are missing a treat here, because Bleach Bypass is so unique, but for those of us that have access to it, this recipe set-up is a favourite option for wintry walks in the woods.
As well as Bleach Bypass, this recipe uses negative clarity for a hazy effect, adding a little extra something, much like the Wychwood Hobgoblin beers, which are another favourite of mine at this time of year.
Wychwood Pale Film Recipe
- Simulation: Eterna Bleach Bypass
- Grain Effect: Weak, Small
- Colour Chrome Effect: Weak
- Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
- White Balance: 7000K
- WB Shift: 0 Red, +7 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: +1.0
- Shadows: +1.0
- Color: +4
- Sharpness: -2
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: -4
- EV compensation: +1/3
Winter trio: This recipe is one of three that I developed to give creative options in the pale winter weather. Here are the other two … Silver Slate and Aquamarine.
Similar looks without Bleach Bypass
Not all cameras have Eterna Bleach Bypass as an option. With that in mind, here are a few film recipes that share some of the characeristics of Wychwood Pale, but that don’t use Bleach Bypass.
- Rosa Negative – with Classic Negative
- Autumn Vibe – with Classic Chrome
- Nostalgic Standard – with Pro Neg Standard