Thursday, February 23, 2006

Stamp photographer also a collector

The Moab Times Independent in Moab, Utah reports that a photograph of Bryce Canyon National Park taken by local photographer, Tom Till, will be seen around the world.

The new 63-cent Bryce Canyon stamp is the one-ounce rate for letters destined for Mexico and Canada, and the two-ounce rate for domestic mail.

It features Till's photograph of Bryce Canyon’s Bryce Amphitheater, where erosion shaped the landscape into countless whimsical spires known as 'hoodoos.'

The Bryce Canyon stamp marks the second time one of Till’s photographs has been featured on a stamp. The first was a 60-cent Grand Canyon stamp issued in 2000.

"It’s really a thrill for me to have my images on stamps,” said Till. “I was a serious stamp collector as a kid.”

The new stamp is one of three being released tomorrow, as part of the Scenic American Landscapes Series, the others include the Great Smoky Mountains (75-cent international postcard rate), and Yosemite Valley (84-cent international letter rate for countries other than Canada and Mexico).

To read the entire article, click here.

To visit Tom Till's Web site, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 AM