A new stamp from Maryland features his photography.
Peter Turcik took the photo of a solitary ship against a pinkening sky while taking photos for an illustrated paddler’s guide to the bay.
“The main way to approach photographing Mallows Bay is to plan based on the tides,” Turcik said.
“You have to find the days when low tide and the soft light of sunrise or sunset meet up. There’s a bit of a limited window there.” He took his stamp photo close to sunset, around 8 p.m.
“I looked toward the main channel of the river and saw it standing very proud out of the water,” he said.
Turcik likes low-angle shots with wide-angle lenses.
“For that one I was down at water level, laying flat in my kayak, drifting along,” he said.
Following the social media posting, Turcik was approached by a Postal Service representative. According to Turcik, it is the most he has ever been paid for one of his images.
He hopes that the stamp recipients will be inspired to learn more about the countries 15 marine sanctuaries, which range from the Florida keys to the olympic coast in Washington state.
Source: The Washington Post
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