Color matching

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creative perspectivesLooking out my window last night, I saw the most amazing thing. The color of the sunset sky matched the color of the lights in the stairwell of the building next door. I took a photo and checked in Photoshop: #F29D30 and #F0942F. Maybe not an exact perfect match, but difficult to tell apart.

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Today I decided to open my eyes to colors in nature that match manmade articles. As I walked outside this morning, I saw fallen elm leaves that could have been mistaken for the yellow pedestrian guides on the sidewalks.

The dull red of the painted tin lamps in the park blended with the leaves still clinging to the trees ringing the oval.

A bright orange and black Daurian Redstart perched on a wire must have been the inspiration for the motorcycle parked on the street below it.

Now that I'm paying attention, there's a surprising amount of color similarity all around me.

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Even easier if you follow a chameleon around.

What a amazing sunset!
When I work in the office, almost I forget the time for sunset. So...I realize that the time is already night...
I don't understand why my co-leagues keep window blinds close :(

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