Composition and color combine in this postcard to make a simple scene visually striking. The postcard has no date, but its publisher, The Hugh C. Leighton Co. of Portland, Maine, was in business only from 1906-1909. So it is fair to estimate that this view is from roughly 1907.
As for the location of this scene, I welcome any suggestions. Looks to me like somewhere along the Annisquam River, near Wingaersheek Beach.