Turning photos of Victorians into watercolors

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Victorian homes abound in Alameda


Walking our dogs around in our neighborhood in the island city of Alameda CA is such a joy. I always marvel at the wonderful examples of Victorian-era homes, many of which are on Alameda's Historical Building Study List. According to Alameda Magazine "There are about 3,000 Victorian-era homes in Alameda, one of every 25 people who live here." 


Just recently, I started taking pictures --- not always easy trying to get my dogs to sit still while I whip out my iphone to take a shot.  There are so many beautiful Victorians in our town, and happily, many of them are just a short walk away from where we live.

I remembered that many years ago, a software application came with my PHD ("push here, dummy") digital camera that enabled me to play with the photos to give them a watercolor or cartoon effect.  I loved that feature, and wondered what app is available on my iphone.

And there is!


Waterlogue turns pictures into watercolors

It's called Waterlogue --- and I absolutely love it.  It's an app that turns pictures I've taken into watercolors --- and there's a variety of water color styling, too.  I have turned some of my co-Realtors on to this feature, too. It's just so much fun watching the special effects happen on our phones.

Here are some of the photos I took. Compare them with the watercolor effect. I love the watercolor versions so much that I framed some of them to use as wall art decorations, and will have some made into notecards and give as gifts.














Comments (1)

Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

That is some pretty cool art.  I only wish I had the vision and talent to create such things.  Nice work.

Jun 08, 2016 03:30 PM
Pacita Dimacali

Robert....I didn't create the watercolor effect. All I did was take pictures, and then let Waterlogue app do the rest....try it, and then have fun.

Jun 08, 2016 03:35 PM