Old West

This recipe is, honestly, a gimmick. Since one of my principal subjects is the deserts of West Texas, I wanted to create a look that evokes the feel of the Old West. This is based on the monochrome simulation and is meant to have a sepia-like feel (brace yourselves, I actually use sepia for some subjects).

This is not meant to be a recipe I keep in the camera, even when I am in West Texas. My intention is to shoot in one of my others and redevelop this in X Raw Studio.

A distant Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, TX:


I don’t typically like to post-process my images, but this is definitely one that wants post-processing to add distress the camera can’t. Same picture but edited in Snapseed.


And a desert scene:


Here are the settings:

BW adjust +7

Film Simulation: MonoG
White Balance: Shade R: -9 B: -8

Dynamic Range: DR400
Highlights: +4
Shadows: +4
Sharpness: -4
Noise reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Clarity: 0
CC Effect: Strong
CC FX Blue: Off
ISO: Auto
Exp. Compensation: 0

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

%d bloggers like this: