Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market
Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market— FujiFilm X-T2 + Soligor 35mm f/2.8 Wide-Auto M42, Aug 17, 2019

Ritchie Roesch recently announced his Film Simulation Challenge, which requires that the photographer load her camera with one film simulation recipe, capturing either 24 or 36 frames before changing settings. The photographer is forced to shoot with that one “roll” of the film until that roll is completely exposed. Ritchie’s post from today reminded me that I had not yet submitted an entry.

My first roll for the challenge I used a roll of Kodachrome II while walking around the main street in Hightstown. But this time, I used a modified version of Ritchie’s Fujifilm X-T30 Velvia Film Simulation Recipe. The Fujifilm X-T2 lacks the Color Chrome Effect setting that is available on the Fujifilm X-T3/X-T30. All of the images in this post are straight out of the camera. I love how the colours of the flowers and the fruit “pop.” Next year, I’ll make a note to use this recipe to shoot the early spring foliage and flowers with an additional mental not to use it this fall for foliage.

I captured some photographs at the Montgomery Farmers’ Market then drove to Hollow Road, where I parked my car and walked down to the rock bed of the Rock Brook. As usual, the sound of the water rushing over the rocks and the wind blowing in the trees set me at ease. I was relaxed, noticing how green everything was and the lack of flowers. The occasional bright yellow butterfly floated by on the wind, too quick to photograph. I followed their flight through the trees into the distance.

The silence was broken by the sound of my iPhone, a call from my sister-in-law, inquiring how my wife was feeling after her surgery yesterday. We chatted and made plans to take my nephews out for a wander in the woods to my photographic hideouts. On my way home, I stopped in at Hobler Park. I captured some images of art installation and the yarrow flowers, the only thing in bloom at this point in the high heat and humidity of August.

Here are the keepers from my roll of 24. I used a 10 stop neutral density filter to capture the images of the water on the Rock Brook.

Frame 5, Tomatoes, Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market, Skillman —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/3.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 6, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 8.500 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 8, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.017 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 11, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (27.4 mm, 8.500 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 12, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 13.000 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 14, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.018 sec at f/8.0, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 19, Rock Brook, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.000 sec at f/8.0, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 22, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (37.6 mm, 0.000 sec at f/8.0, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 20, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (29.2 mm, 0.000 sec at f/8.0, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 23, Hollow Road, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (37.6 mm, 0.000 sec at f/8.0, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams
Frame 31, Hobler Park, Great Road,, Skillman, Montgomery Township —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.000 sec at f/2.8, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

My Fujifilm X-T30 Kodacolor Film Simulation Recipe by Ritchie Roesch (Fuji X Weekly)

Last week I was contacted by a Fuji X Weekly reader who wanted help creating an in-camera look that was similar to the pictures from this other photographer. It didn’t take me long to realize that the photographer in question was using a digital camera (Nikon D750) and applying a plugin preset (most likely VSCO) to achieve the desired look. If I had to take a guess, I would say that the preset is supposed to resemble Kodak Portra 400, although probably one of the alternative versions and not the straight Portra 400 preset. Anytime that I get one of these requests I always make an attempt to create it, although oftentimes my efforts are not successful and no recipe is made. This time, my first stab at it was pretty close, and a little refining made it even closer. I was able to quickly create a film simulation recipe that produces similar results in-camera to what that other photographer is getting with software.

After taking a look at Ritchie’s recent Kodacolour Film Simulation recipe, I decided to capture a few images with the new recipe to compare to Kodachrome II, one of his other film simulation recipes that I use quite often. It seems that Ritchie had the idea before me because he wrote a post comparing his various film simulation recipes . I used Fujifilm’s X RAW Studio software to process the images in my X-T2.

The images of the Rocky Hill Inn were taken in the early morning with a cloudy sky.

The featured image is from the RAW image processed using the Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom.

Rocky Hill Inn with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe

Rocky Hill Inn on Kodachrome II Film Simulation Recipe —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.004 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Rocky Hill Inn with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodacolor Film Simulation Recipe

on Kodacolor Film Simulation Recipe —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, 0.004 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

The farmers’ market images were taken yesterday morning in hot full sunlight.

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom. —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.000 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodachrome II Recipe

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market Kodachrome II Fuji Recipe —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.000 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodacolour Recipe

Montgomery Friends Farmers’ Market Kodacolour Fuji Recipe —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (28.3 mm, 0.000 sec at f/5.6, ISO800), © Khürt L. Williams

Wildflower Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom

Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/2.8, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Wildflower with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodachrome II Recipe

Kodachrome II —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/2.8, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Wildflower with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodacolour Recipe

Kodacolour —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, 0.003 sec at f/2.8, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Big Sky with Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom

Big Sky with Classic K14 Lightroom Preset for Adobe Lightroom —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (24.9 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Big Sky with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodachrome II Recipe

Big Sky with Kodachrome II —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (24.9 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams

Big Sky with Ritchie Roesch’s Kodacolour Recipe

Big Sky Kodacolour —FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (24.9 mm, 0.001 sec at f/5.6, ISO200), © Khürt L. Williams