Waterlogue Man


I took this photo on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. The EXIF data on the original file tells me I took it on 23rd August 2013. The ears tell me that this is probably the character Bottom – who has his head transformed into that of a donkey by the mischievious Puck – from Shakespeare’s A MidSummer Night’s Dream.

I was actually working on something else – some clematis flowers – when I thought I would put this photo through the Waterlogue app.


Here’s the result. And because I like to see what the effect is of different blend modes in Photoshop, I added the Waterlogue version as a layer on top of the original photo.


Here I have added a layer mask to the top layer and then ‘cut through’ a rectangle to the original photo so you can see how the Waterlogue version sits on top of the photo.

I looked at various blend modes and the one that looks the most interesting is Pin Light, which you can see in this final version.



  1. vanglo48 says:

    Very much like the final transition and seeing the whole process. Colors rich and deep with just a hint of artistry. Good photo lesson. Nice work. Thanks teach, for sharing.


    1. Thanks – I like to share, so it’s nice to hear it’s appreciated. 🙂


    2. Do you still have a blog? The only one that is linked to you is ‘mybigfatitalianadventure’ and that’s been deleted.


  2. tassitus says:

    Very interesting to follow the process. The Waterlogue is a great little app.

    That’s a real funny looking character 🙂


    1. It sure is. I finally figured out how to get photos into and out of the phone from my computer using Dropbox. It makes the whole process much easier to work with.


      1. tassitus says:

        Yeah, you don’t use the iCloud or Photos thing? Just as well, it was so confusing, I couldn’t take it any longer.


        1. Ah, I see what you mean. What I meant was that I can transfer any photo – a photo I have taken on one of my cameras – to my phone via Dropbox and then use Waterlogue and transfer the Waterlogue image back to my computer via Dropbox.

          For my phone, I use iCloud for everything except photos. I just don’t want all the photos I take on my phone being automatically uploaded.

          Is Photos available yet? I thought it was in Beta? I am not in a hurry to use it.


        2. tassitus says:

          Now I’m so confused so I don’t remember how I got it. I think they wrote to me. At one point [I must have set something really wrong], my phone told me it didn’t have enough space for 15,000 pictures.

          I DID have the photos connected before too, and then I just ‘shared to photostream’, the ones from the camera that I wanted to use.

          I think something is wrong with my MAC or with the external harddrive or both. I’ve put it aside for the moment while I think about the situation. One example; the Finder won’t open when I tap on it from the dock, unless I right-click and select ‘open new Finder window’. This happened out of the blue … I’m so tired, I might just go back to Windows.


        3. About your Mac – this might help.

          Shut it down, open it up again and then go to Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility and run Repair Disk Permissions


        4. tassitus says:

          Will try that. Thanks…


        5. tassitus says:

          It’s fixed. Didn’t have to do the repair thing. Found something in the support to type in a Terminal window. I was not alone about this. Phew … one thing solved.


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