I've noticed that on some pictures, the colors lok rather "cool" to me, for lack of a better word. An example is the movie " black hawk down" What would be the correct way to describe the colors? and how is it schieved?
if u have seen the making of BHD, most of the scene during the helicopter drop point is made with CGI, the sand is fake... maybe you highlight the portion you wanna have sand storm feeling, apply ripple? (something in circular, not gaussian) blur,
Anyway, for film users can use cool looking film (depending on the day also, sometimes it is not so good the output) and filters. Cool film I dunno exactly which, but the Provia 100F can emulate a bit. For warm temp kind can get the Kodak E100GX.