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Grand. We’ve hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, we want you to consider not just…

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Grand. We’ve hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, we want you to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning. That magical quality you’re always out looking for and so excited to capture with your camera.

I snapped the shot above on a recent trip to Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam. We visited Vung Vieng, a floating fishing village protected inside a series of karsts, and this rocky spot acts as the village’s “gate” and entry and exit to the bay. We floated toward it in complete awe — it’s a majestic view, and the silhouette of the tiny boat underneath magnifies just how grand this limestone site is.

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We want to see your interpretation of grand, from festive holiday city scenes to the Christmas tree in your living room to other shots that will make our jaws drop. We look forward to seeing your images!

– Cheri
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New to The Daily Post? Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’re invited to get involved in our Weekly Photo Challenge to help you meet your blogging goals and give you another way to take part in Post a Day / Post a Week. Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter — we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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    1. “Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
      I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul…”

      This photo of a giant, deeply rooted tree is dedicated to Nelson Mandela — a towering figure of the modern era…. For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand, pls click:

      http://marichulambino.com/2013/12/07/weekly-photo-challenge-grand/

      (verse above, excerpt of the poem “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley)

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