“REFRACTED ROSE” – A stylized film simulation recipe.

When I first created this “REFRACTED ROSE” recipe and shot with it I didn’t know how I felt about it. It originally didn’t come out how I expected and wanted. Almost 6 weeks later I gave it a second look and now have a new appreciation for it. Maybe it’s because it’s different from any other recipe I’ve created so far or maybe it’s because this has more of an analog feel than anything I’ve made so far. The bottom line is, I really like this recipe and it’s now inspiration for other new recipes I’m working on.

This is the first recipe I created utilizing any sort of White Balance Shift. Since you can’t save this setting with the recipe in custom settings it can be pain to change this when you’re trying to switch recipes on the fly. Since the WB Shift can be used to great effect to create custom looks it’s inevitable that I begin to create recipes with this setting.

I don’t know if there’s an actual film with this look but I just had a look in mind that I wanted to create so I started experimenting and came up with “REFRACTED ROSE”. Since it uses Classic Chrome as the base you can repurpose this recipe on a wide variety of X-Series cameras. For cameras that don’t have a grain setting I would consider dropping the Noise Reduction as low as it will go.

Take a look at some image samples using this recipe and find the recipe settings after the samples. (I shot these samples with my X-H1)


“REFRACTED ROSE” RECIPE SETTINGS

BASE FILM SIMULATION: CLASSIC CHROME
DYNAMIC RANGE: DR400
GRAIN EFFECT: STRONG
WHITE BALANCE: 6700K
WB SHIFT: R:5 B-5
HIGHTLIGHT TONE: -2
SHADOW TONE: 3
COLOR: -3
SHARPNESS: -3
NOISE REDUCTION: 0


I love the analog feel of these images. I haven’t printed any of these JPEGs yet but I’m going to soon. I have to imagine they’ll print well and look really cool on some luster or even some matte paper.

Add “REFRACTED ROSE” to your recipe collection and let me know how it works out.

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