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)