When the sun is gone and I'm visiting places I may not return to, I don't want to allow myself to take boring pictures.
With WALKY TALKY, I've gone the extra mile to develop a recipe that reproduces particularly fine color nuance in diffuse light.
I was only able to achieve this with the FLD filter and correction in the white balance, especially in the Classic Negative simulation. On my camping trip at a lake in France I tested the recipe properly for the first time with final settings. The water at the lake is rendered almost neutral, but still a bit towards aquamarine. The sky, of course, benefits from additional drawing due to the reduced highlights in the tone curve.
Reds really pop with this recipe. Walky Talky looks similar to a Kodak Ektar however the recipe looks rougher due to the strong and coarse grain. The negative S-curve in the highlights and shadows makes the whole look very analog.
I recommend the look until late afternoon at the most. With increasing evening red, the look becomes too warm and red. But you are also welcome to surprise me with exactly such pictures :)
The look has only one small bug. If you overexpose or underexpose too much or have a subject that contains too much neutral white, the magenta glass of the FLD filter will tint too much and the camera will try to correct the white balance to cool. You will notice it when the look is suddenly colder than it was at the beginning.
Just turn the camera off and on and you will see that the white balance shift is correct again.
So now I want you to show me your results with #captnlook on instagram.
midday sun, evening light, blue hour, sunrise, diffuse light
X-Pro 3, X100V, X-E4, X-T4, X-S10,
limited usable with: