Departments — 11 April 2016
Curtain rises on Everglades sunset stamp

By Greg Carannante

City & Shore Magazine

A Miami photographer with an eye –  and a heart –  for the Everglades just received a big stamp of approval … literally.

Paul Marcellini’s Path of Light, an image of a sunset in Everglades National Park, was previewed today by the U.S. Postal Service as the sixth of 16 Forever Stamp images to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary.

“I was happy they picked it because it is globally imperiled pine rocklands, one of my favorite habitats,” Marcellini says. “It is down to around 20,000 acres from a historical 200,000. The pines were logged for lumber and the pinelands were high ground, so the first to be developed. It is also the most bio-diverse habitat in Florida.”

The photo, which he describes as “a manual blend of several exposures to overcome the limited dynamic range of the camera,” is one of dozens of stunning ’Glades images that can be seen on paulmarcellini.com.

The  first-day-of-issue ceremony for the National Parks Forever Stamps pane will be June 2 in New York City.

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