Photos behind the SA flag collage

I recently posted a collage of photos making up the South African flag to celebrate Freedom Day and someone has asked me about the images I used – so here they are for those who are interested. I tried to use flowers that reminded me of SA so there are white hydrangeas, yellow gazanias and a  red protea. The only blue flower image I had that is common in SA was the Chrysanthemum. Apple trees grew in the yard at my childhood home so I used them for the green. The black and white image of the hand in the black section is my son’s taken while we played with a torch during Earth hour while the rest of the house was in darkness. This process got me into the experiment with gradients as I needed to colour match the photos and the flag.

Photo 1: Red Protea

Protea red  V low res

Photo 2: White HydrangeasHydrangea white V low res

Photo 3: Blue ChrysanthemumChrysanthemum blue halo

Photo 4: Green applesApples Green V low res

Photo 5: Yellow GazaniasGazanias yellow  V low res

Photo 6: Shadow hand in black and whiteshadow hand light

Photo 7: The final SA Flag collage image

SA Flag collage low res

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