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U.S. postage stamp to feature ‘miniature masterpiece’ by Edgewater photographer of Maryland’s Mallows Bay

July 25, 2022

Peter Turcik still remembers the shot. Leaning forward in his kayak, holding his camera still, he snapped a vertical picture of the sunken ship, with the setting sun as its glistening background. I actually laid down in the kayak to get down to the water level so that I’d get the composition that I wanted,” he said. “And I remember it was pretty buggy out. So, I was trying to hold still, while flies bit in my legs.” That was in August 2016 in Mallows Bay, an alcove in the Potomac River known for its array of sunken “ghost ships,” including vessels hurriedly constructed for merchant shipping in World War I, then scuttled after the war.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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