There are some film simulation recipes that are more series and some that are more fun. This one is falls into the latter category. Even the name, Verano Tostado (“Toasted Summer”), and the story behind it, is fun. Fuji X Weekly reader Ricardo Guzman sent me this recipe to try. He called it “Tostado” and when I asked him why, Ricardo answered, “Toasted like summer—when you sleep after lunch at the beach, you wake up looking at funny colors.” Yes, that’s exactly what it looks like—verano tostado!
What’s great about this recipe is, even though the title says Fujifilm X100V, this actually will work on any X-Trans III and X-Trans IV camera. Simply disregard Grain set to Large if your camera doesn’t have that option. Clarity, Color Chrome Effect and Color Chrome Effect Blue are all set to 0 or Off, which makes this recipe usable on cameras that don’t have those options. I tried it on both a Fujifilm X-T20 and X-T30 and it worked great!
I did not include a “typical” exposure compensation because you can get some really interesting looks with this recipe from both overexposure and underexposure. Try -2/3 all the way up to +1 1/3 and see what happens. I want to thank Ricardo Guzman for creating this recipe and allowing me to share it here with you. Thanks, Ricardo!
Dynamic Range: DR200
Noise Reduction: -4
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Off
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Off
White Balance: Auto, -2 Red & -5 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this Verano Tostado film simulation recipe on my Fujifilm X100V:
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I am very honored that you liked the recipe!!!
Sharing this with you and others is the least I can do after learning so much from your page. 😉
Thank you! I’m glad that we can help each other. That’s great!
Great stuff, you should publish a pocket sized book on all your film simulation recipes. Like a Field Notes reference guide. I would buy it the minute it came out.
Yes please! Great idea. It’d be a day one purchase for me too.
I appreciate the support!
Great suggestion! I’ll have to give it some thought.
Got a quick question. I know the general way around adding these simulations, but I struggle with the White Balance per each Custom Setting. Is there a way to leave a fixed Daylight white balance without it impacting the general white balance adjustment in the camera itself? Thanks in advance for keeping on giving life to my XT-30
I think that you are asking about White Balance Shift, which is the R & B adjustment. If so, you cannot save WB Shift with custom presets, unfortunately. Only the X100V, X-Pro3 and X-T4 can. This might be helpful:
What a fantastic sim, most definitely perfect for late summer. I gave it a spin for a few days on my X100V and was impressed with the results, especially on nice sunny days. I put together a small album on Flickr with some of my favourites. https://www.flickr.com/gp/emrold/8v0VE1
Those look great! I’m glad that you like it! Thank you for sharing.
Nice to see your gallery 😉
late summer, final lights of the day works wonders 😉
I’m gonna use this recipe all summer! We’re in AZ and yes it’s a Verano Tostado and it’s only May!! Thank you both for working on this
Awesome! I’ll be there soon….