it’s a sky thing . . . and a radlab thing too.

I don’t know if it’s that I just haven’t seen enough of it this year or I haven’t gone on enough road trips, but I can’t seem to get enough of looking at the sky. I love to admire its beauty wherever I go. And with the iPhone, capturing it is always just a click away, like with this shot that I took on our way down to St. George this past weekend.

We were coming up a hill and the clouds met the top of the hill in such a way that I found to be magnificent.

Yesterday I pulled this photo up to share it on Facebook. I decided it needed a quick edit in my lovely little RadLab because of the hue of the color cast of the front window. When I entered it, I was still on the Recipes from a previous photo. As I ran my cursor up and over some of the very cool Recipes, I thought, ‘Ooooh. I like that one. Ooooh, but I like that one.’ I couldn’t decide. It was that much fun to see what the Recipes would do to it! FYI, a Recipe is just a saved grouping of settings that you may have chosen from the main editing set of Styles.

I thought that since I was so much in awe of the fun changes and so much in awe of the sky, that I needed to bring both together and share them with you here.




Mary Color | Mine

Mary BW | Mine




I think Typewriter is my favorite out of all of these. I mean, they are all cool, but I like what this one did on this photo best. And the two Mary recipes are ones that I created myself for a photo session I did. Hmm. They appeared to have come in handy here too. :)

Not only are Recipes fun to make, but you can share them too! I got some of these from the Totally Rad Facebook page. So if you and your friends wanted to share? Ya surely could. And I ‘edited’ all these versions and saved them within about three minutes.

2017-06-04T05:50:13+00:00October 1st, 2013|photography, totally rad|6 Comments


  1. Kim October 1, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I ended up purchasing Rad Lab on your recommendation and I so love it!! So much easier for me to use and understand than actions. I love how I can lower the strength of the style. Although I’m noticing that I like to keep the strength percentage high and it ends up making my pics look kind of grainy when I print them out. Guess I’m still learning less is more ha! But I also love seeing all the different looks. Can’t remember their exact names, but I use the lights on almost every single time (what did I ever do without it??) and I also like oh snap and vanilla styles a lot. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kerri October 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

      I know what you mean Kim. I have the actions, but the RadLab works so much better. I use Lights On all the time too! I don’t know why, but it seems to work better than the action.

      I’ve been eyeing the Replichrome too. I have Lightroom and I’m really interested in how that works. I’m a technological photo junkie, I guess. :)

  2. Candy Bryant October 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Aloha Kerri, How about a little video tutorial on how to fill the pukas (holes) behind those lovely backgrounds like the circles. I made one and it took forever to measure each hole, trim, and glue down. I thought “I bet Kerri knows an easier way”.
    Hugs & Mahalo, Candy

    • Kerri October 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Hey Candy! Email me a photo of what you’re talking about so I can get the correct visual in my head. :)

  3. jessica October 2, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Kerri, great edits! I love Radlab too! Is Typewriter a recipe you created or one you found? I love it!

  4. Pamela McGillin December 1, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Hi Kerri,
    Thanks for blogging about Rad Lab, the timing was perfect. I tried out the trial version & by Black Friday had made up my mind to buy the program… at 35% off!
    Thanks very much!

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