Our first challenge of 2023 was to try out the Mellow Magic film recipe. This film recipe is Eterna based with a retro feeling natural look. I am very fond of it for nature and landscape photos, but as always, I was excited to see what all of you made of it and which photos you might share.
Here are the image submissions by the readers of the site and Film Recipes Facebook Group. For some of our regular contributors, a two week spell of dull rainy weather limited opportunities, and I know I was affected by this, catching only a few images in several weeks. But, this didn’t hold back a few of our readers and here are the images. Some are sunny, some rainy, and I hope you’ll enjoy this selection as much as I do.
➡️ 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.
Mellow Magic by Sonya van de Geer
Sonya didn’t let the dull conditions stop her, and shared a selection of natural details in these images.
Mellow Magic by TheCameraEatsFirst (1 of 2)
For the previous challenge and this one, we have a galley of images taken in Albania. It’s one of the great treats in compiling these galleries, to see images from all around the world.
Mellow Magic by Gordon Ovenshine
Gordon’s images paired really well with the recipe, with wintry looking trees and grass blending with the tones of the recipe.
Mellow Magic by Sabrina Magnusson
Sabrina kept waiting for sunny weather, but it almost never came. I love these images with Mellow Magic that caught the brief moment of January sunlight when it finally appeared.
Mellow Magic by Mark Godfrey
Mark tested out the Mellow Magic recipe with the ulta-wide angle Laowa 9mm Dreamer lens. The result is striking.
Mellow Magic by TheCameraEatsFirst (2 of 2)
Here’s a second selection from TheCameraEatsFirst, featuring more lovely images from Albania.
If you are inspired by the images submitted by readers of this site, consider joining in and entering the current round of the Film Recipes Challenge. Details are at the top of this page and always pinned in our Facebook group. See you there!