Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA  

Flower Truck by Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA

May 2020 - Flower Truck

May 2020 - Signe Emmerich, FPSA, EPSA


About the Image(s)

I saw this flower truck up in Door County, when our PSA Chapter had a photo outing to this picturesque area of Wisconsin in 2017. Right now I am longing for the spring blossoms since it is still quite cold here.

I posterized the truck to add some interest to the picture. I am wondering if it appears okay in 3D this way...I don't have a 3D screen to be able to tell how it looks enlarged.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

David Allen   David Allen
The 3D image looked just fine but when I loaded it, full screen, with my 3D glasses viewer, the first thing I noticed was that a lot of the grass, the trees and sky on the left and parts of the truck seem to look like "paint by the numbers" with flat areas with no small detail. If that is what posterizing it does, posterizing works OK in 3D. I like high resolution 3D better. Interesting image of the old flower truck.   Posted: 05/06/2020 22:35:39
Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
Posterization is a form of art that is used to greatly reduce the number of tones in a photograph. This would result in a simplified form of the photograph that is used to create posters. It is does reduce the details because it reduces the number of tones. The original image probably lent itself to the paint by number look.   Posted: 05/13/2020 20:31:51

Betty Drinkut   Betty Drinkut
I think I agree with David about the "paint by number look". I wasn't sure how to describe it until I read his post, otherwice interesting view.
  Posted: 05/11/2020 18:12:15
Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
I can understand the comment of the paint by number look. (see my reply to David). I had been at an art exhibition of posters at the Milwaukee Art Museum and that is what I was aiming for. Maybe I will see if the composition of the image makes a difference in the posterizing.   Posted: 05/13/2020 20:39:55

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
It is not often in colour as it required making three negatives of three tones ie light middle and dark on lith film and then putting them in register and printing from the sandwich. It creates a flattened graphic image and we have here an image that is lacking in contrast but the colour has lost the graphic effect to a certain degree. I congratulate you on trying something different and I would like to see some more of this type of work with a more simple image   Posted: 05/16/2020 15:19:09

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
Excellent. I love posterized images. There is some distracting disparity in the background that might be fixed by separating the background onto a new layer, and using a few more tones in the background posterization. Nice image.   Posted: 05/21/2020 14:37:22

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Interesting image. The vehicle and the building are nicely separated. The top left background looks flat and there are some distractions. It would have been better, if you have provided the original image to get the effect of posterization.   Posted: 05/22/2020 12:47:12

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
This image is well done and the posterized truck seems to work fine for me. Congratulations on trying something new. There is enough separation between the truck and building. I might have done something with the upper left corner; maybe try to add some sky.   Posted: 05/22/2020 14:58:09