The Vinter Challenge Gallery

To finish up 2022, the Film Recipes Challenge was all about winter, and two recipes, Vinterskog and Vinterkrom. The first of these was inspired by Swedish forest photography using Eterna Bleach Bypass, and because this isn’t available on many cameras, a Classic Chrome version, called Vinterkrom was added as well.

Here are the image submissions by the readers of the site and Film Recipes Facebook Group. As usual, the results are really wonderful, with the steely blue tones showing across the varied submissions. Many were from winter locations in Northern Europe, but certainly not all.

The challenge is a great way to have fun shooting with the recipes from this site, and a chance to share and discuss images with other X photographers. The latest challenge is detailed in the info box below.

➡️ 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.

The majority of the entries took the Classic Chrome option, Vinterkrom, but the whole gallery works really well together.

Vinterkrom by Kieran Dahl

Kieran starts off our gallery this time, and it was great to see his photos. He says, “Had my x-t4 for about a year now and never really played with a recipe until today. Thought I’d give this #vinterkrom a blast and I loved it!” That’s exactly why I run these challenges, to inspire people to give something new a try.

Vinterkrom by Sabrina Magusson

Sabrina sent in two submissions this time, one with each of the two recipes. For the Vinterkrom set, she adapted the recipe for here X-T1. I think it looks great, and completely in keeping with the X-Trans IV version.

Vinterkrom by Michael Win

MIchael shared this amazing view from Cappadocia, Turkey taken on Christmas Day. He says, “Early Christmas morning as I was riding my own balloon I was fortunate to capture this couple shortly after watching him get on one knee to propose to his fiancé.”

Vinterskog by Kamil Szlachta

Kamil shared these wintry images from the Tyrol, Austria, taken with a lovely new X-T5. I love the story they tell of the cold weather walk, ending in a nice hot drink as a reward.

Vinterkrom by TheCameraEatsFirst

I’ve never been to Albania, and it’s possible that I never will. However, I can say that I know a bit more about it now that I’ve seen these wonderful images that share some of the sights of this less visited country.

Vinterkrom by Gordon Ovenshine

No snow yet in Pennsylnavia, but there’s a definitely wintery feel to this image from Gordon.

Vinterkrom by Christian Heinrich

In contrast, there was no shortage of snow and ice for Christian, who captured a wonderful series of icy images.

Vinterkrom by Tobias Gruber

This challenge was timed well for a cold snap, and Tobias captured a series of beautiful blue and white icy photos. I particularly love how the sky has been rendered in the first one.

Vinterskog by Sabrina Magnusson

Sabrina’s second entry for this challenge features the Vinterskog recipe, which is my personal favourite of the two challenge recipes in this round. I find the output just a little more cinematic and moody. This really comes through in this series from a Christmas walk on a very cold Danish day.

Vinterskog by Suwat Piyathawiwat

Sometimes a single image is all you need. In this entry, a ship passes through the scene in front of a mist bound Space Needle in Seattle.

Vinterkrom by Darren Urda

Finishing up our Vinter gallery is this great set of images form Darren Urda. He lives in Australia, and with no winter weather to be found, went out anyway and took a series of shots. This was a little outside the comfort zone for the recipe, but I think the results came out really well.

A big THANK YOU goes out to all our gallery contributors, and I know you’ll agree that the images are fantastic. The next step is for you to join in, and share your images in the next Film Recipes Challenge. See you then!