Analogico, for a Rich Golden Look

Astia film recipe with a warm golden tone for sunny days

One of the oldest film simulations is Astia, which I remember having on my first Fujifilm X camera, the X10. People say that it’s not quite what it used to be, but I still find it a really interesting film simulation to work with. It has a unique tone and a film like look, and is one of the most analogue looking of the available simulations.

This film recipe takes the analogue qualities of Astia and dials them up, giving a stylised interpretation that is warm and rich, and brings out any golden or yellow tones in your scene. And because some of us spell analogue as analog, I took a third path with the naming, and using Esperanto, called it Analogico, to offend everyone equally!

Analog(ue) with a yellow golden glow. It’s the Analogico film recipe.

Analogico Film Recipe

  • Simulation: Astia/Soft
  • Grain Effect: Strong, Large
  • Colour Chrome Effect: Off
  • Colour Chrome Blue: Weak
  • White Balance: Shade
  • WB Shift: +2 Red, -4 Blue
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Highlights: +1.0
  • Shadows: +0.5
  • Color: -1
  • Sharpness: -2
  • ISO Noise Reduction: -4
  • Clarity: +4 (adds mid tone detail, but skip for faster shooting)
  • EV compensation: +1/3
Golden hour on a country lane, with Analogico film recipe
The golden yellows of late afternoon, using Analogico film recipe
Under the willow tree, taken using Analogico film recipe
The conkers are almost ready, Analogico film recipe
Deep shadows after sundown, with Analogico film recipe
Natural sky colours, captured with Analogico film recipe
Hedgerow thistles coming into seed, Analogico film recipe
Abandoned barn building, taken with Analogico film recipe
Rusting away, taken with Analogico film recipe
Summer seed heads, using Analogico film recipe
A charming cottage, captured with Analogico film recipe
Avington Park, taken with Analogico film recipe
Warm analog tones from the Analogico film recipe

More Warm Tone Film Recipes

In the heat of summer, or late in the day, you can work with the golden mood by using a warm tones film recipe, or one that’s great in golden hour. Here are few personal choices, for bringing out the warm tones in a scene.

And from other creators of film recipes …

  • Bright Daze – a fresh Summer Astia by Darren Urda
  • Cheers – an excellent choice for warm tones, from Captn Look.
  • Street Romance – Captn Look again, with a golden Eterna style.
  • Retro Gold – Add a golden colour cast in hazy light, Fuji X Weekly.
  • ReggieChrome – a cosy CC recipe by Reggie Ballesteros (YouTube)
  • Dela Rosa – the warmest of Kebs Cayabyab’s recipes (YouTube)
  • Goldie Eterna – Eddie Orr is king of Eterna, and this is my tip (YT)

☀️ For this round of The Film Recipes Challenge the recipe is Cineplus, bold Classic Chrome with subtle retro vibes. It’s great in the gloom or bright light and with colourful subjects. Join in by taking some images and share in the Film Recipes Facebook Group or in the recipe page comments. Open to everyone, until 22nd June. Tag #cineplus 😊

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