Friday, February 24, 2012
On the beach
Here's a selection of seaside images moving roughly from north to south along the coast of Massachusetts. Printed in vivid colors with multiple plates that are not always well-registered, some of them seem to hover between the real world and one that only exists in the mind.
If you look carefully at the two images immediately above, which may have been taken on the same day, you'll notice that the colors of the hotel roof and the chalet-like structures lower down change from one postcard to the next.
For more information on the technical aspects of postcard printing in color, see the exhaustive Guide to Postcard Printing Techniques on the website of the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City.