Ken Rockwell Used “The Rockwell” Film Simulation Recipe!

I’m shocked! Ken Rockwell actually used “The Rockwell” film simulation recipe! Not only did he try it, but he also included pictures with these settings in his Fujifilm X-S10 review, with a link back to this website. Sure, he misspelled my name just a little (a common mistake), but I’m not worried about it. I’m honored that he even knows about the Fuji X Weekly blog, I’m ecstatic that he tried one of my film simulation recipes, and I’m just blown away that he shared it on his website!

The Rockwell is one of my favorite recipes for landscape photography to achieve wild colors similar to (but not exactly like) Velvia 50 film, which was one of my favorite films for color landscape photography. Below are a few pictures that I captured using this recipe:

Gibbon Falls – Yellowstone NP, WY – Fujifilm X100V – “The Rockwell”
Half Dome – Yosemite NP, CA – Fujifilm X-E4 – “The Rockwell”
Sitting Above Horseshoe Bend – Horseshoe Bend, AZ – Fujifilm X-E4 – “The Rockwell”

Find “The Rockwell” and over 150 other Fujifilm film simulation recipes on the Fuji X Weekly app!


  1. Amazing! I also love this recipe a lot more than Velvia or Velvia V2 for landscapes

  2. SUDHIR MADAN · May 25, 2021

    would it work on my beloved XT30 dear?

  3. Francis.R. · May 31, 2021

    This is almost Inception xP Ken Rockwell using the Rockwell. I’d say (like many others) that my search for knowledge started with him and that took me through the years to your blog, and somehow now it takes me again towards him : D The Rockwell is one of my favorite recipes, I know it is not made for the sensor in the X100S but sometimes applying the available settings have a very nice rendering.

    • Ritchie Roesch · June 1, 2021

      It’s very surreal; Ken was a big early inspiration for me when I moved from film to digital. Now to think that what I’m doing has somehow made it onto his website and influenced (to a small degree) his photography has an Inception feel to it. Will the top keep spinning?

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