Technicolor Dream, Vibrant Fantasy Tones

Film simulation recipe with a colourful purple tone and hazy softness

Here’s a trippy film recipe with a bright and colourful look that’s beautiful at sunset and a blast of crazy purple haze at other times. It’s vibrant and fun, and could be a great choice for capturing a party atmosphere.

In my testing, I found that the effect on natural scenes was certainly fun to see, giving a soft purple cast to some images. It really came to life when shooting towards the light, and as the day moved into the golden hour. For scens around this time, a striking and rich tone was captured.

Late afternoon in the marina, shooting with Technicolor Dream film recipe

Technicolor Dream Film Recipe

  • Simulation: PRO Neg. Std
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Off
  • White Balance: Fluorescent 2
  • WB Shift: +3 Red, +3 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -1.0
  • Shadows: -1.0
  • Color: +4
  • Sharpness: -1
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -4
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Purple and orange sunsets are easy to capture with Technicolor Dream
Exploring the woodlands, with the Technicolor Dream film recipe
Winter heather, with the purple tones of Technicolor Dream film recipe
Frosty sunrise scenes, captured with the Technicolor Dream film recipe
Vibrant tones at sunset, using Technicolor Dream film recipe
A purple haze on the water, with Technicolor Dream film recipe
Captures from a sunny afternoon wander, Technicolor Dream film recipe
Misty sunrise, made purple with the Technicolor Dream film recipe
Colourful and trippy, the Technicolor Dream film recipe

Film Recipes with Pink and Purple Tones

Which many of my film recipe creations work well with earthy tones like creams, greens and browns, I have now made a handful of recipes that include a pink or purple hue in their look. Here are a few others to try …


🌊 Let’s get creative in this new round of The Film Recipes Challenge 🏄 The recipe is the burned and faded look, Childhood Vacation, which loves to be over exposed. Try some images and share a selection in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or the comments on the recipe page. Open to everyone, until end of 8th June. Tag #childhoodvacation ☀️

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