Rosa Negative for Golden Hour Beauty

Classic Negative film simulation recipe for Fujifilm X-Trans 4 in Golden Hour

Some of the best light for taking photographs is found during the golden hour around sunrise and sunset. The softness of the light, coupled with the longer shadows and warmer hues, make taking beautiful photos a lot easier.

Photographer Kebs Cayabyab, has developed some recipes on his YouTube channel, including a wonderfully warm Provia recipe called Dela Rosa (2nd recipe in the clip) that he uses in his late afternoon street photography.

I’ve enjoyed his recipe, and in experimenting with it, developed a variant that uses Classic Negative with a couple of stops of overexposure. I call this version Rosa Negative, and like Keb’s original, it’s wonderful in golden hour.

Dela Rosa tones in golden hour, with the Rosa Negative film recipe

Rosa Negative Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Classic Negative
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Small
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Strong
  • White Balance: 6000k
  • WB Shift: +4 Red, -5 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR200
  • Highlights: -2
  • Shadows: -1
  • Colour: -4
  • Sharpness: 0
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: -1
  • EV compensation: +1/3 or +2/3
Marina sunset, with the Rosa Negative film recipe
Lensball on the shoreline, taken with Rosa Negative
Shoreline sunset, taken with Rosa Negative film recipe
Little porthole, taken with the Rosa Negative film recipe
Testing the XF 10-24mm wide angle, with Rosa Negative film recipe
Refinery on the horizon, with Rosa Negative film recipe
In the long grass, captured with the Rosa Negative film recipe
Ocean view
Rowing boats
Fishing boats in the afternoon sun, with Rosa Negative
At sunset with Rosa Negative film recipe at the marina
Flowers on the beach, taken with Rosa Negative film recipe
Sailing in on the tide, with the Rosa Negative film recipe
Afternoon storm clouds, with Rosa Negative film recipe

Join the fun! The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to chat film recipes, or share photos you’ve taken with the recipes. The Karmachroma challenge is on. Shoot with Karmachroma and share by Sun, Oct 2nd. Everyone is welcome to share photos from around the world. A selection will be added to the site. Let’s go!

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