A variation on the popular Yakisugi film recipe suited to green scenes
If you are a regular visitor to this site, or to the main film simulation and recipe Facebook groups, you’ll know about the Yakisuji Film Recipe, by Mehdi Berrada. That recipe is a class act, with stunning deep shadow and a characterful brown and cream tone. I’ve seen numerous wonderful images shared that were taken using it, but the one subject that doesn’t come up so often, is green scenery.
The secret, as well as our magical Fujifilm cameras, was to adapt the recipe with an adjusted colour balance. Gone was the 7500K temperature, replaced instead with 7700K and an uncommon -4, 4 colour shift. The results were so good that I asked to share the adapted recipe with you, and here we have Yakisugi Green, originally by Mehdi Berrada, adpated by Giang Le.
The images in this first section are by Giang Le. X-E3 with 50mm f2.
Yakisugi Green Film Recipe
- Simulation: Classic Chrome
- Grain Effect: Strong, Large
- Colour Chrome Effect: Off
- Colour Chrome Blue: Off
- White Balance: 7700K
- WB Shift: -4 Red, +4 Blue
- Dynamic Range: DR200
- Highlights: 0.0
- Shadows: +2.0
- Color: -3
- Sharpness: -1
- ISO Noise Reduction: -4
- Clarity: 0
- EV compensation: 0
Compare with the original Yakisugi film recipe, by Mehdi Berrada.
Yakisugi Green in Natural Settings
The images in these next two sections were taken by me as RAW images, and processed in X RAW Studio using Yakisugi Green film recipe. I love how the recipe looks for nature and landscapes with it’s unique tone and deep contrast.
Down by the Water with Yakisugi Green
Film Recipes with Similar Features
Here are a few other recipes to consider if you want to experiment further with the style shown in the Yakisugi Green film recipe.
- Aerocolor Lomo – Green tones with Eterna film simulation
- Astia Mellow – with controlled tone and a green brown hint
- Deep Forest – a strikingly characterful tone with depth
- Fading Memory – Bleach Bypass with similar colour notes
- Kodak Portra Aged – like expired Kodak Portra film
- Manila Sun – green toned Eterna for urban exploration
- Vintage Mood – mellow greens and depth, with an Eterna base