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Waterlogue App

Doesn't the Lego Cinderella's castle look dreamy?
Doesn’t the Lego Cinderella’s castle look dreamy?

For my 40th birthday, the Pilot and Fox gave me a DSLR camera followed by an awesome lens that Christmas. My uncle, a former photography teacher, gave me lessons and I took a formal class. And guess how often I use that gorgeous camera?
About as often as I use my good wedding china.

Cherry tree at Winterthur
Cherry tree at Winterthur

That is to say, on special occasions a few times a year. I drag it out for the holidays, at the first sign of spring, and during autumn photo walks. Don’t get me wrong. I love my Canon Rebel T3i as well as my awesome glass (that’s lenses for the non-photo buffs). It’s just that the best camera is the one you have with you.

Tulips at Winterthur
Tulips at Winterthur

The rest of the time I’m snapping photos on my handy-dandy ever present iPhone. Then, usually, using a spare five minutes to create a collage, run it through instagram, and share it with the world. Fox has a well-documented life and very indulgent grandparents 🙂 Suffice it to say, I love my photo apps.

Waterlogue

One of my all time favorites is Waterlogue. Have you heard of this one? It’s the one that turns your photos into gorgeous watercolors. I could play in it for hours but, instead, I thought I’d just let the photos do the talking today.

Sunflower series (original photo credit to my sister, Meredith Runion)
Sunflower series (original photo credit to my sister, Meredith Runion)

Painted in Waterlogue

Painted in Waterlogue

Waterlogue looks great for still lives—those gorgeous flowers the Pilot brings for no special reason, a bright orange display of pumpkins, or the beach scene. I’ve had less success with pictures of people.

Myrtle Beach (original photo credit to Meredith Runion)
Myrtle Beach (original photo credit to Meredith Runion)
Same photo, just processed differently in app. Myrtle Beach (original photo credit to Meredith Runion)
Same photo, just processed differently in app. Love how this one looks like a vintage postcard. Myrtle Beach (original photo credit to Meredith Runion)

Have you used Waterlogue? Thoughts? Impressions? Hints for creating successful watercolors of people? Share in the comments.

Just a few more Myrtle Beach shots. I’m thinking of framing these for our powder room.

Rainy Beach
Rainy Beach
Stormy Myrtle Beach
Stormy Myrtle Beach
Another great shot by Meredith Runion. Love the pop of colors from the umbrellas.
Another great shot by Meredith Runion. Love the pop of colors from the umbrellas.

 

 

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