SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – East Bay professional photographer Gary Crabbe specializes in outdoor landscape and travel photography from throughout California and the western United States.

Now, some of his photos are being featured in a new series of United States Postal Service Forever stamps.

The new stamps include Gary’s images of:

  • Rows of wine grape vines in vineyard and green hills in Spring, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo County, California
  • Spring sunrise over green hills, near Orinda, Contra Costa County, California
  • Sunset looking west over the hills from the rim of Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Alpenglow on clouds at sunset above Half Dome and Tenaya Canyon, Yosemite National Park, California
  • Hawk on top of rural windmill next to wooden water tank at sunset, Merced Grasslands, Central Valley
  • Sunlight and storm clouds on Panamint Mountains, Death Valley National Park, California

Spacious Skies,” “Waves of Grain,” “Mountain Majesties,” “Fruited Plain,” and “Sea to Shining Sea” are the themes incorporated into the stamp series, with each stamp featuring a photograph that corresponds to one of the phrases.

Crabbe was one of just nine photographers included in the series to have seven images selected for the project.

“It’s an incredible honor to know that my images will now live on as a small part of the historical and collectible archive in America,” noted Crabbe. “There are a few high altars of recognition for photographers, and having your work featured on an official U.S. postage stamp is certainly one of them. I’m very grateful and proud to have so many of my images included in this series. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

 

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