Centre Street, before the rush

Postcard: Nantucket Reds

Postcards By Photo by Eric Yang

A postcard is always a pleasant surprise, particularly in an era of Instagram and SMS pics. We don’t have enough postage for our entire readership, but our new bite-sized series, Postcards lightly details the who, what, when, where and why. It’s a simple, and effective, premise. Whether they’re based on a life-changing subject or just a strange one, shot with a Red Epic or an iPhone, we hope you find these little moments more genuine than the stock images you’re used to seeing opposite of the Xs and Os.

8:15 a.m. ET | Centre St. Nantucket, MA — A getaway can mean several things. For me, it’s an escape from the crowds. Not just pure desolation (though that has its place); there’s something particularly nice about visiting a place before it gets mobbed. You know, the calm and eagerness before the surge. Vacationing in Nantucket ahead of the mid-June hullabaloo hits that sweet spot about exactly. There’s just a clutch of tourists, so the island almost feels like it’s your own. Shops and restaurants eagerly await summer business, but for now they seem more than happy to oblige with a chat about their wares and dishes…or rounds of tasty free samples. Just be sure to rent a bike or scooter to zip around. Red, naturally.

Photo Info: Fuji X-E2, 1/125, f/8, ISO 400