Last days of the summer hols & a light and airy jpegs recipe

It’s almost mid August and we haven’t been to the beach yet – such is covid19 life. So with the child going back to school tomorrow we decided to get our feet wet at least once.

Having mostly shot film lately, and not being very interested in colour film, I decided it was time to shoot a little digital – colour results I like are so easy with the Fuji jpegs.

Shooting indoors with bright daylight coming in I like to use Ritchie Roesch’s Kodachrome recipe (I can’t remember which one it is).

Whilst this suits diffused light the contrast is a little harsh in the midday sun. To counter this I reduce the contrast and overexpose the shit out of everything. I keep my exp comp at +1 and sometimes push a little further in post.

I save the following settings in a custom slot:

Classic Chrome, DR 400 (ISO 800) , H0, S-1, C+1, Weak Grain, daylight white balance and a WB shift of R+3 B+4.

This recipe also looks nice on Pro Neg Hi for those with an earlier X series body.

If you get any joy using these settings I hope you won’t be shy about sharing your results.

I think barring one image these were all shot with the little 16mm f/2.8


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