Thanksgiving Eve 2011 by Brian Pelkey

Thanksgiving Eve 2011 – or “What A Difference A Day Makes” – Deadly combination yesterday: An aging photographer driving to Saranac Lake in the early morning to see his Father with camera on his lap…first significant snow of the Fall (4" or 5") with a little freezing rain mixed in and temperatures hovering at the slush-making, road-slickening, freezing mark…Did I mention the plows? That is because they hadn’t cleared the roads yet…not even the North Country Autobahn, Rt. 458 starting in Santa Clara, where this photo was taken. I was trying to stay in the tracks of the cars who had come before me and still keep my eye out for bald eagles, coydogs, deer, and landscape photo ops…hey, the snow was sticking to every was a like a Winter Wonderland…and I was a kid in a candy store. Special thanks will be given today (and last eve) for letting me make it safe and sound…and the strength and wisdom needed to “turn into the skid”…I haven’t seen roads so treacherous in a long time….well..since last Winter :).

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This photo was taken within the Adirondack State Park in Upstate, NY.

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Award winning photographer specializing in rainbow trout and landlocked salmon. I have expanded recently to take photos of other wildlife and landscapes that surround me here in the Adirondack Park. My photos have been published in several newspapers and magazines. Please visit MY WEBPAGE to see additional photos.

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  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 3 years ago

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you, Rick.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Brian!

  • Thank you, Istvan.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Wow thats so beautiful, wonderful capture!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Thank you, Tina.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    good capture my friend, I can not get out of the house for all the cooking to capture our first snow…peace and love linmarie♥

  • Thank you, Linmarie….Hope all went well.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Brian! Pretty much the same here yesterday. Thought I was going into the river at one point on the way into work early in the a.m. A little tense! Still, it does make for lovely scenery.

    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

  • Thank you, Mike.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • czanti
    czantiover 3 years ago

    this would make a beautiful christmas card

  • Thank you, Cindy.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 3 years ago

    It is always pretty when you don’t have to drive in it!! Don’t go nuts coming back on a full tummy:))

  • Thank you, John.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • adambogusz
    adamboguszover 3 years ago

    wow, what a scene!

  • Thank you, Adam.

    – Brian Pelkey

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Brian – glad you got home safely and hope you have a great Thanksgiving

  • Thank you, Shulie.

    – Brian Pelkey

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