Postcards from Labrador

In Travel by David12 Comments

After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, through sun, rain, and endless blackflies. This is my country, and I love it fiercely. The thousands of kilometers we drove just to get to Labrador were long enough, but this last thousand was the most rugged, and to me, some of the most beautiful. Trees and rocks, and endless roads to ourselves, the solitude broken only by large trucks connected to mines, dams, or forestry industry, and the occassional RV that seemed way out of it’s element, and even they became less and less as we approached the coast. And now we’re here and it’s foggy and there’s over a month ahead of us to explore, to make photographs, to find out what lies beyond the next



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  1. Just discovered gold this morning …your images and blog.
    Can’t call me a ‘bro’ as is often said these days in reference to being in sync. But, must say to you that your images capture beautifully. Thank you for making it possible for this Senior living on the westcoast of Vancouver Island to almost ‘feel’ the fog in Labrador.
    Now following.

    1. Author

      Thank you, Suze. Welcome here. Over the years the readers on this blog have become like family to me. I’m thrilled to have you along for the journey!

  2. Hi David,
    Thanks for sharing.
    There is an emotional hook to these photographs. Beautiful and engaging scenes to be sure. But, if I may, I sense they reflect your happiness on this trip. They seem more personal than much of your recent stuff. There is a lot of David in these photographs. And that’s a good thing.

  3. Snap is good. thank to share this wonderful work.few day u will show something new.. i waiting for your update work.. 🙂

  4. I’m assuming, based on your earlier post, that these are taken with your iPhone. I would be curious, for learning purposes, to hear a bit about technique. Specifically, did you get those exposures in-phone (and, if so, using any special settings, which camera app, …) and did you do any significant post processing? I’m curious if these are creations of the camera or of editing. They are beautiful and show a clear vision and style.

  5. Looks very tranquil bro! Lovely photographs – feel like I’m there 🙂

  6. Simply beautiful… But for the power line and the brightly coloured rope, these images could have existed 100 years ago. Can’t wait to see more.

  7. Beautiful images, love the boats in the fog.

    Second from the top, maybe a place for you and Cynthia to settle down, could really keep down the expenses… 😉

    Sounds like a wonderful adventure, although the “bone jarring” endless kilometers sound a little trying. Well, anyway, you have arrived and now will have time to make images to your hearts content. Enjoy, be well and be careful of axes and other equipment and stay away from the edges of cliffs!

    1. Author

      Thank you, Tom. It’s been really wonderful, bone-jarring roads only add to that. The harder journeys feel all the more rewarding, don’t they? 🙂

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