As all three of these photos show, an up-close look reveals so much more to delight the eye, to notice intricacies and patterns and colors that otherwise may be unseen and under-appreciated.

It's the vision equivalent of "stop and smell the roses" — stop and take in the details.

For your next assignment, we're going from the small stuff to the big picture: Lowcountry Panoramas.

The rules: Send your best “Lowcountry Panoramas” photo to by noon Thursday. Include your name, town and where the photo was taken. If you want your photo to be eligible to run in the newspaper it must be at least 1,500 pixels and not have a commercial watermark.

On Fridays, we first announce the editors’ pick of the week at and publish an online gallery. We also declare a topic for the next week.

On Sunday, the photo pick of the week will appear in this section, Life.

All photos submitted also will be considered for publication in The Post and Courier’s yearly magazine, My Charleston.

We reserve the right to not publish any photo for any reason.