American Classic Car Show And New Recipe “RetroChroma”

It’s not very often I get to photograph cars, so when the opportunity came up to photograph at a local event held by Swansea American Autos, I knew I just had to go out and take photographs! Now, I’m not a huge fan of taking photos of cars, it’s not something I go out of my way to do usually, but it’s been a long time! On top of that, it was a sunny day, and I wanted to try out a new recipe I have put together which I have called “RetroChroma”.

Using my Fujifilm X-T3 and Viltrox 23mm F/1.4 I shot exclusively at F/1.4 in my new recipe (which can be found below). It was really sunny, so I though this recipe would be perfect for these photographs. And while I was at it, I made a video so you can experience the event!

Here is the video, PLEASE subscribe, like and follow me on YouTube!

I took plenty of photographs, and I was after a particular style for these. Hopefully that style comes across and you like these photos. Comments are much appreciated!

I know what you all want! The Recipe! I called it “RetroChroma” and it’s based on Classic Chrome. It can be used on X-Trans IV sensors such as the X-T3, X-T4, X-T30 etc.

Push/Pull (Exposure): 0
Dynamic Range: DR100
Film Simulation: Classic Chrome
Grain Effect: Weak (or Off)
Colour Chrome Effect: Strong
White Balance: Cloudy/Shade
WB Shift: R: -5 B: +4
Highlight Tone: -1
Shadow Tone: 0
Colour: 0
Sharpness: +2
Noise Reduction: +1

It was a great, fun morning out, and hopefully you’ve watched the video and looked at the photos and enjoyed. I’m still enjoying making the videos, I think of them as a diary of my photographic adventures. Hopefully you are there with me for the ride!

You know the score, if you like what you see, please like, comment and subscribe. Thank you very much for your support.


I am a semi-professional photographer who runs a weekly meeting photography group as well as numerous Facebook groups (Great Photography Walks South Wales and Fujifilm Lovers Worldwide Group). I also have a brand-new blog website dedicated to various other things which I like to call The Ramblings Of A Welshman. I hope you can join me there; you might find it interesting! You’ll find my YouTube Channel Here!

Published by Mark G.Adams

Fujifilm Documentary Photographer & Blogger.

3 thoughts on “American Classic Car Show And New Recipe “RetroChroma”

  1. Your recipes are very popular Mark, and so will this one – I’ll be sure to add it to my “Largest Collection of Recipes” ASAP.
    I like Car Shows – coincidentally went to one yesterday Sunday – judging by the pictures yours was better. Take Care ! Marc.

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