Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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.


We came across this ‘Grand’ Ghost Gum in the MacDonnell Ranges of central Australia. It’s pure white trunk and limbs contrast starkly against the rich red landscape. It’s estimated to be over 300 years old.

It looks like a ‘normal’ tree, but take a closer look – ‘ I’m there’ on the right side. If you can’t really make me out, see a close up on the second photo! Now this is a GRAND tree!

Grand Ghost Gum

Grand Ghost gum

Grand Ghost Gum and little me

Grand Ghost Gum and little me

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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  2. i*Kan says:

    Wow. that’s HUUUGE. Grand for sure.


  3. tobyo says:

    wow! indeed, that is a grand tree! great entry for this week’s challenge.


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  5. Wow, I almost missed you in the picture, thanks for including it so we could get an idea of just how grand this tree is.


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  9. Tina Schell says:

    Holy smokes – I had no idea. Saw your photo in the reader and “liked” it but only after reading your commentary was I able to find you for perspective! Truly grand!!!


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