In the beginning this style was just an experiment. An experiment of using Dehaze -tool in opposite direction than it kind of is meant to be used. Usually the Dehaze-tool would remove, well, haze, in your photos. And it seems to be very effective in this, though I have only couple of times tried it for it’s intended purpose.
The Dehaze-tool, when used in the opposite direction, giving minus values, does give the photo a hazy look, a bit like with a haze filter in front of your lens. I tried this couple of time, but other tools in Capture One have given what I have looked for and the hazy look just wasn’t for me. But when I saw that the Dehaze-tool also allows using a “tone”, picked with a color picker, I used enormous amount of time finding some nice tone that would enhance the images with this tool. What I thought this could bring to the table was the effect I have seen in some Portra film-photos: a golden glow that I haven’t otherwise been able to reproduce.
I didn’t manage to get the look I wanted and forgot this tool. Some week ago I accidentally found the tone I was looking for. It just happened to be there to be picked. And I did it to my P400 II Capture One -style. And I immediatelly knew this needed to be exploited.
This style I offer here is basically my P400 II -style with this shadow tone. I can’t recall if I made any other changes to the style (probably some little tweaks). The outcome is a style that enhances or creates a golden hue to the photo. And as it kind of glows, I named it “Gold Dust”. It might be that the same effect could have been achieved by toning the image, but at least I think it works a bit differently with this Dehaze-tool.
Nothing ground-breaking and it might be just me that find this beneficial, but here it is for free as I do share the styles I find worthy for myself.