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Cool Color

Cool Color

Cool Color, along with Old Film, is one of my undersaturated color recipes. It is based on the Eterna film simulation. Eterna is Fujifilm’s classic motion picture film. It already has a somewhat subdued palette, but I have dropped the color even further. I call it “cool” because I have adjusted the white balance to give it a slightly blue tint. I feel this gives it a somewhat retro feel and stands as a contrast to the warmer and more vibrant tones of Soft Color.

This is a shot from the Old Maverick Road in Big Bend National Park in Texas. The blue tint is subtle here, and even the brilliant blue of the sky out here in summer (picture taken late September 2021) is muted.

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More ruins from Old Baylor in Independence, TX. The blue tint is most evident in the ruins themselves.

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The final sample of Cool Color is from an evening spent at Lake Woodlands in The Woodlands, TX. This was my first outing shooting raw for future re-development of pictures. The shoot was late evening in early March 2021.

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Cool Color


Film Simulation: Eterna
White Balance: Temperature / 4200K R: +1 B: +3

Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlights: -1
Shadows: +4
Color: -2
Sharpness: -1
Noise reduction: -2
Grain Effect: Weak
CC Effect: Weak
ISO: Auto
Exp. Compensation: 0

This recipe is licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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