MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for February 2021 - Perfect Pair

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This month topic is: Perfect Pair.

Your goal, in basic terms, is to capture two things (people, animals, food, drink, etc.) that go particularly well together, at least in your opinion. Thinking broadly, if these two things are images or exposures, you may enter a diptych (as a single file please), or a double exposed picture, respectively.

****edit-Feb. 6: these two things do not have to be the same-see example of Gin&Tonic below-one of my own personal "perfect pair":drinks:***

As always, get out (or stay inside), have fun with your camera, think broadly, and make some images!
And don't forget to vote early and often on the images you find worthy.

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Rules:

1. The image must be taken within the contest month; the date the photo was taken must be stated in the post (not relying on the exif).
2. The image must resemble the theme, although a liberal and creative interpretation is encouraged.
3. A maximum of two (2) entries per participant, in separate posts

Rules for Participants:

  • This is a fun contest with nothing to be won but bragging rights.
    Having said that, please read and follow the rules below to make it easier for everyone. (Winner does then have some responsibilities/duties. See below.)
  • The contest period is the current calendar month. Entries can be made until approximately midnight on the last day of the month local time. You can Vote for any picture or multiple pictures you like during the month and voting will extend until the third day of the following month. The winner will then be announced, and the new winner will then be responsible for posting the new contest. If the new contest is not announced by the 7th of the month, responsibility for posting falls to the second place finisher. Keep it simple and post/vote early so we don't have to obsess over deadlines and time zones.
  • Post a maximum of two entries, each in a separate post. (The host may also enter.)
  • As the purpose of this contest is to get people out and shooting, photos must be taken in the contest period. Please note the date the photo was taken in your post by stating the date (not rely on the exif).
  • As a m43 community, we advocate the use of m43 cameras. However, since many of us shoot with multiple systems, we allow photos taken with any camera.
  • Photos receive one point for each "like" (thumbs up), "funny" (happy face), "appreciate" (heart icon), or "agree" (green check mark) and two points for each "winner" (medal) or "Wow" (surprised face) clicked on the post. The photo with the most points wins the contest. A tie is resolved by the post with the larger number of "winner" and "wow" votes. Submitting a photo to the contest is not required to be able to vote.

    Procedures for Winners/Contest Hosts:

  • As a contest winner, you are responsible for posting/hosting the contest for the next month. This is easy and just requires several steps as outlined below.
  • Select the theme/topic for the next month. The theme/topic should be accessible and relevant for everyone. Obscure and difficult themes/topics limit participation and are thus discouraged. Avoid themes/topics related to specific holidays, seasons, geography, etc. Suggested themes/topics include: B&W, Portrait, OOC jpeg, Close Up, Self Portrait, Transportation, Minimalist, Architecture, Long Exposure, Art Filter, Motion, Specific Focal Length, Shutter Speed, Liquid, Reflections, Particular Colour, Calm, Repetition, Progression, Silhouette. Pick one of these or you may pick a theme of your own choosing. Themes may be used multiple times.
  • After you select a theme, post a new thread in "Contests and Challenges" section of the forum. The thread title should read "MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest for [current month, year] - [selected theme]". Copy and paste these rules into the new thread posting. Also please add the contest theme that you just won to the list. You may wish to include a sample photo to demonstrate the theme (and this will not count as an entry).
  • On the last day of the month, post that entries are closed and voting will continue and be accepted until the 3rd.
  • At the conclusion of voting on the 3rd or shortly after, tally the points
  • Photos receive one point for each "like" (thumbs up), "funny" (happy face), "appreciate" (heart icon), or "agree" (green check mark) and two points for each "winner" (medal) or "Wow" (surprised face) clicked on the post. The photo with the most points wins the contest. A tie is resolved by the post with the larger number of "winner" and "wow" vote
  • announce the winner and runner-up, being sure to tag them in the post by using an @ in front of their user login name
  • also send a PM ("discussion") to the winner.
  • Most important thing is HAVE FUN! Get out with your camera, maybe look at and shoot somethings that you don't usally look at. And remember that the host for this month is just the person that happened to win last month.
  • MU-43 Monthly Photo Contests (Can look at this to see many of the past threads and thier topics.) (The link is of a query for threads having "MU-43 Monthly Photo Contest" in title. Hence, why is important to have the new months thread title contain exactly that.)
Example Photo (not an entry) (your submission need not be similar to this, your submission only needs to follow the stated theme/topic.):

Gin & Tonic-example of a Perfect Pair

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I thought by this time there would be at least twenty entries. Your link is certainly helpful for anyone in search of ideas, John. I'll kick it off with this one taken two days ago, February 7th. A pair it is, if also a nice one lies in the *eyes* of the beholder.
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Taken Feb 9th
Perfect pair. 53 years this month

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Pair of Trees and Pair of Legs. Taken late afternoon, 2/10

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Perfect pair. Hard to beat.

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(Taken Feb 10th, 2021)
 
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Perfect pair of rotors.
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Headphones are in plural I think, so here is a Pair of perfect pairs, taken today 2021-02-13:
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The newer black ones are extra perfect because they are named after me! ;)
 
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taken at dusk on Valentine's Day (14th Feb 2021) @Shanghai MGX shopping mall
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taken at dusk on Valentine's Day (14th Feb 2021) @Shanghai MGX shopping mall
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Perfect pair: Needle and thread

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(Taken Feb 15th, 2021)
 
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