Flags Flying Aboard The Delta King

Real Estate Agent

The last couple days, I’ve enjoyed fun time playing with the little online photo editing tool, iPiccy.com.  iPiccy is free, and offers several options to enhance your pictures.

I used iPiccy’s “emboss” tool while playing around with one of my images of an authentic paddlewheel riverboat, The Delta King, which is moored on the Sacramento River, at the waterfront in Old Sacramento.  Because of two flags present on this The Delta King image, I thought it would make a good contribution to ActiveRain’s June Challenge. A Challenge suggesting we post images of Old Glory providing testament Americana is alive and well.

Originally built in 1927, The Delta King has been restored and brought back to its former glory.  In today’s world the paddle wheeler functions as a boutique hotel with one-of-a-kind facilities. She provides riverfront dining, nightlife, conference facilities, and a beautiful riverside wedding venue.

The Delta King is moored at: 1000 Front Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Delta King - Old Sacramento

Posted by

Myrl Jeffcoat ActiveRain Signature

Comments (21)

Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Golden Girls with SW Desert Homes - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE!

Isn't it great to learn new things and share with others!  How fun!  And vibrant colors as well with Old Glory flying proud.  Thanks for sharing!

Jun 23, 2022 07:36 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Cara, Yes, it is fun to learn new things, and to share.

Jun 24, 2022 11:53 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It sounds like you've been having some fun with a photo app. I like the picture and think it's a great entry into the monthly challenge!

Enjoy your Friday!

Jun 24, 2022 04:30 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

There are a few photo apps that I've become fond of.  IPiccy is just one of them, but I seem to be using it most lately.

Jun 24, 2022 11:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Myrl... the Delta King sounds wonderful! And your picture with the flag in front of it is also wonderful.

Jun 24, 2022 04:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Over the years, I've attended several events aboard The Delta King.  There have been corporate events, and a 50th Wedding Anniversary, for a couple I had known forever.

Jun 24, 2022 11:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your photograph.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Jun 24, 2022 05:07 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

I hope you have a great day and a delightful weekend, too, Roy.

Jun 24, 2022 11:55 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornings Myrl. This month's challenge is a challenge indeed as getting use to my new computer has presented all kinds of challenges which are currently beating me! That said, good job on your part! Like your results. Enjoy your day.

Jun 24, 2022 05:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Getting use to a new computer can be challenging and fun at the same time.  

Jun 24, 2022 11:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, thanks for the reminder about ipiccy, haven't used it for quite some time.  Great photo.

Jun 24, 2022 07:07 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nicely done with the free service, iPiccy. I like it and use it regularly.

Also, nice photo and history of that paddle wheeler

Jun 24, 2022 07:16 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Myrl it's' fun to play around with new tools!  Ipiccy is a good one!  Perfect entry to this months challenge!


Featured in BananaTude!


Jun 24, 2022 09:41 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Thank you for the feature in Banana Tude, Anna.

Jun 24, 2022 11:49 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl I have never used iPiccy, but it sounds like something I would like to learn how to use.

Jun 24, 2022 06:20 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

You undoubtedly display your art and photography skills in the featured picture. Why should anyone be surprised!! Beautiful!

Jun 24, 2022 10:33 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Nice shot of Ole Glory flying sky high!🇺🇸 Thanks for sharing the info on iPiccy.com  to enhance pictures. Nice post.

Jun 25, 2022 06:26 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat I've seen the Delta King many times on my visits to Old Sacramento but have never been aboard.  Maybe on my next trip.

Jun 25, 2022 12:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Myrl.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jun 26, 2022 05:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Superb entry for the June challenge! You followed the challenge instructions and brought the Delta King to life in a very artistic and creative style of your own but didn't change its beauty. The photo looks like Magazine quality, picture perfect. I love it! 

I tried iPiccy years ago and liked it but stuck with a different photo editor. I think I'm going to have to go back there and challenge myself once more. I always enjoy your blog posts and who you illustrate while educating. Thank you for all you do here on ActiveRain. 

Jun 26, 2022 07:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Myrl what an awesome entry to the Old Glory Active Rain Challenge I am sure Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho  will like it too, Endre

Jun 26, 2022 11:33 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl,

I love your artistic interpretation of the Paddle Wheel Riverboat "The Delta King".  I will bet (pun intended) that it is a fun experience on the river.  Nice capture of Ole Glory!

Jun 27, 2022 10:46 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Looks like a fun ap Myrl Jeffcoat ,  And you used it with a perfect setting.  Nice.  M

Jun 28, 2022 07:05 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

The American flag always flies proudly from the paddle wheelers Myrl 🙂

Jun 28, 2022 02:32 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

We enjoyed a Mark Twain show many years ago on the Delta King.  It was a fun time!

Great entry for the June Challenge.  How did I miss it for so long?

Oct 11, 2022 07:02 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I have been using Canva lately - not the same as IPiccy but still fun to play with 

Jun 19, 2023 08:23 PM