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.