Yakisugi Green, Adapted Yakisugi Film Recipe

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.

That changed when I saw a wonderful gallery shared by Giang Le, who took images of a cafe in Ninh Binh city, Vietnam. The greens were simply amazing, as you’ll see below.

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.

Deep tone and addictive greens, Yakisugi Green film recipe

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.

I mean .. just look at that colour. Yakisugi Green film recipe
Verdant tones are mellow and sophisticated, with Yakisugi Green
Cafe details, captured by Giang Le with Yakisugi Green film recipe
A relaxing mood, with Yakisugi Green film recipe
Effortless sophistication, captured with Yakisugi Green film recipe

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.

Japanese garden at Kingston Lacy, with Yakisugi Green film recipe
Fading heather in fading light, using Yakisugi Green film recipe
Autumnal grasses, captured with Yakisugi Green film recipe
November reeds, processed with Yakisugi Green film recipe
A sunny Novermber morning, with Yakisugi Green film recipe
Autumnal beech leaves, captured with Yakisugi Green film recipe
Stages of Autumn, using the Yakisugi Green film recipe
A Spring dawn, with the Yakisugi Green film recipe
Deep shadow and vivid Spring greens, Yakisugi Green film recipe

Down by the Water with Yakisugi Green

Fishing boats in Beer, Devon, using Yakisugi Green film recipe
The Sailing Club building, Yakisugi Green film recipe
The tide is out, captured with Yakisugi Green film recipe
The boats are waiting for the tide to rise, Yakisugi Green film recipe
Yakisugi Green film recipe at sunset
Teal tones after sunset, with Yakisugi Green film recipe
A November evening on the river, Yakisugi Green film recipe

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.

Did you know? The Film Recipes Facebook Group is a great place to share film recipes, ask questions and join the latest challenge. Join in the fun! The December round of the Film Recipe Challenge is now on … shoot with Mother Superia film recipe and share your photos, either in the Facebook group or in the recipe page comments. End date is Dec 15th.

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