Fujifilm X-E4 (X-Trans IV) Film Simulation Recipe: Grizzly Ride

Slug Bug – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Grizzly Ride”

Have you ever been to an amusement park and gone on one of those log flume water rides where you get thrilled and soaked simultaneously? That’s this film simulation recipe, which is appropriately called Grizzly Ride. Immanuel Sander (a.k.a. Captn Look), who created the Nature Neon and Creamy Color recipes, also invented this one (find him on Instagram and YouTube). I’m not exactly sure why he named it Grizzly Ride, but, when you look at the pictures captured with this recipe, it makes perfect sense. I want to thank Immanuel for creating this recipe, allowing me to share it here, and allowing me to publish his pictures—it’s much appreciated! Be sure to leave him a “thank you” in the comments.

This film simulation recipe reminds me of sepia, except with color images instead of black-and-white. It’s got a great vintage feel to it, reminding me of some old color pictures from my grandparents’ photo album. It’s one of my favorite recipes for natural-light indoor photography, but it also looks good in many other situations, too.

Fence & Gate – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4 – “Grizzly Ride”

Because this recipe uses Eterna Bleach Bypass and some other JPEG options that are only found on the newest models, it’s only compatible (as of this writing) with the Fujifilm X-E4, X-T4 and X-S10 cameras. As a reminder, using Clarity causes the camera to pause briefly after the exposure, which will slow you down a little.

Eterna Bleach Bypass
Dynamic Range: DR200
Highlight: 0
Shadow: +2.5
Color: -2
Noise Reduction: -4
Sharpness: -4
Clarity: -5
Grain Effect: Strong, Large
Color Chrome Effect: Strong
Color Chrome Effect Blue: Strong
White Balance: 6990K, +3 Red & -7 Blue
ISO: Auto, up to ISO 6400
Exposure Compensation: 0 to +2/3 (typically)

Example photographs, all camera-made JPEGs using this “Grizzly Ride” film simulation recipe:

Immanuel Sander

Photograph by Immanuel Sander
Photograph by Immanuel Sander
Photograph by Immanuel Sander
Photograph by Immanuel Sander

Ritchie Roesch

Onion Flames – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Hanging Lamps – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
New Sake Flavors – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Tree Flower – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Now Churning – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Cat – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Cheese – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Shoes – South Ogden, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Bench – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Stairs – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Skull – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4
Garden Flowers – Farmington, UT – Fujifilm X-E4

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  1. JR · May 19, 2021

    Hey Ritchie,
    You should check out Capt’n Look’s recipe titled “Color+X Flair-Y”. The recipe is shown at the end of this video he made, but you will probably have to full screen it on your computer so you can see it since the settings are very small. I have yet to try it out on my camera, but from what I can tell it’s supposed to be a night photography recipe. Thanks for this cool post btw.

  2. Thomas Schwab · May 19, 2021

    Hi Immanuel, wirklich!, ein sehr verträumter, ästhetischer Look! So kann ich das mögliche Firmware Update mit der EBB filmsimulation kaum noch erwarten. Hoffentlich gehen Wünsche in Erfüllung. Vielen Dank für Deine kreative Arbeit! Bravo für die tollen Videos.
    LG Thomas

  3. Bert · May 20, 2021

    It’s a little sad that nowadays only recepies fpr the newest cameras are produced.
    With this attitude you are even helping Fujifilm by showing people in the face that only the newest cameras are worth it.
    Fuji is not anymore providing older cameras with new simulations through firmware update. Even with my X-T30 all the new recepies can’t be used.
    Think of the community and make simulations that are more applicable for users who don’t have the money to immediatlly buy the newest camera

    • Ritchie Roesch · May 20, 2021

      I’ve been working on many. In the last year, for example, I have published 7 recipes for X-Trans I, 10 for X-Trans II, and 9 compatible with X-Trans III. That’s not the same pace as X-Trans IV, but it’s not a small number, either, especially when you consider the amount of work that goes into some of these. Still, I have several recipes for each of those sensors in the works right now, so stay tuned.

  4. photieplace · May 20, 2021

    Nice, quite reminiscent of the washed out look of Lomography’s Lomochrome Metropolis, there’s some examples taken with a disposable camera here if you want to take a look:

  5. Evinyme · May 24, 2021

    Although I don’t have access to clarity or grain, this has worked beautifully on my Pentax K-5

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  7. Thomas Decker · July 8, 2021

    You can come very close to this without Eterna Bleach Bypass. Have a look in the comments of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a55zdBwuVCA where SHUJ writes “I wish I could use this with xt30” and gets a recipe from hakimohamed. I use this on my X100V and like it very much. Added Clarity -2.

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