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Tom Gill
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Dawn
It's been said, you need to focus on the task at hand.  That's perfectly true, however, it also pays to take your eye off of that task and look around.  That's what happened here, as I focused all of my attention on photographing the ice covered lighthouse ...
It's been said, you need to focus on the task at hand. That's perfectly true, however, it also pays to take your eye off of that task and look around. That's what happened here, as I focused all of my attention on photographing the ice covered lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan.
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Winter Stroll
A Walk on the beach in winter is really a trip to another world.  Viewing Lake Michigan from a sand dune may be the only way to actually see the lake. Once you're down on the beach, the lake is invisible, obstructed by the 15 foot tall ice mounds created by...
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Frozen Pierhead
A pier on Lake Michigan, in winter, covered in piles of ice chunks several feet tall doesn't seem to be a prime destination for many, but for us, it was a perfect weekend getaway.  Most people visit beaches in the summer, and when I mention I'm heading to t...
A pier on Lake Michigan, in winter, covered in piles of ice chunks several feet tall doesn't seem to be a prime destination for many, but for us, it was a perfect weekend getaway. Most people visit beaches in the summer, and when I mention I'm heading to the beach in February, they seem to think ...
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My latest blog post on Huffington Post
Located in the north central part of Illinois, about 50 miles west of Chicago off Interstate 80, Starved Rock State Park is one of the top tourist destinations in the state. This 2,600-acre park adjacent to the Illinois River boasts 18 sandstone cany...
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Matthiessen's Frozen Waterfalls
Almost every winter, the waterfalls of Matthiessen State Park freeze over. One pair of waterfalls that are in close proximity to each other, but not often visited (because one needs to cross a small creek), create ice caves on the sides of the canyon walls....
Almost every winter, the waterfalls of Matthiessen State Park freeze over. One pair of waterfalls that are in close proximity to each other, but not often visited (because one needs to cross a small creek), create ice caves on the sides of the canyon walls. The canyon walls are undercut here, ...
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My latest on the Huffington Post.
Most of the northern United States remains in winter's tight grip, but one sure sign of spring is upon us - Maple Sugar Time. The reason maple sap begins to flow this time of year is the early spring weather. Freezing nights and above freezing d...
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Broken Ice
Large sheets of ice, broken up by the waves of Lake Michigan, gather together in piles, soon to become pancake ice. Pancake ice is created when ice collides with other chunks of ice in moving water.  They collied and turn slighthly, over and over again.  Th...
Large sheets of ice, broken up by the waves of Lake Michigan, gather together in piles, soon to become pancake ice. Pancake ice is created when ice collides with other chunks of ice in moving water. They collied and turn slighthly, over and over again. The random movement creates round ...
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Part 2 of Exploring Illinois' Frozen Waterfalls is up on my Huffington Post blog...
Part 2 of Exploring Illinois' Frozen Waterfalls takes place in another location known for sandstone canyons and waterfalls - Matthiessen State Park. (Read part 1 here ) Although it's smaller in area than nearby Starved Rock, Matthiessen offers a...
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Michigan City Pierhead Iced Up
The sunny afternoon brought temperatures near 40 degrees, making for a very comfortable visit to Michigan City, Indiana's Washington Park. The lakefront park is a convenient place to view the winter shore. A lot of the lakefront parks at the Indiana Dunes N...
The sunny afternoon brought temperatures near 40 degrees, making for a very comfortable visit to Michigan City, Indiana's Washington Park. The lakefront park is a convenient place to view the winter shore. A lot of the lakefront parks at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are closed during the ...
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Beneath Wildcat Falls
Starved Rock's Wildcat Canyon features an 80 foot tall waterfall that freezes into a solid column of ice in winter.  Used by some for ice climbing, the column grows to at least eight feet in diameter, and is a wonder to stand near. I was able to climb up a ...
Starved Rock's Wildcat Canyon features an 80 foot tall waterfall that freezes into a solid column of ice in winter. Used by some for ice climbing, the column grows to at least eight feet in diameter, and is a wonder to stand near. I was able to climb up a small, icy rock outcropping just behind ...
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A bit of exposure in Poland this week. 
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Environmental and landscape photographer Tom Gill captures the natural and man made wonders of the southeastern portion of Lake Michigan, particularly lighthouses, the National Lakeshore, barns, and small town nostalgia. Tom is a blogger on The Huffington Post, and has earned international recognition for his photography, with publication in the Huffington Post, the Daily Mail, the Australian, Melbourne and Victoria Herald Sun, Adelaide Now, Civil War TimesWeatherwise MagazineBackpacker Magazine, American Motorcyclist, and other major newspapers and magazines. The Weather Channel, CNN, ABC, NBC, WGN news affiliates, and countless online media outlets have also featured his work. Tom holds a Fine Arts Degree in design from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and aside from photography, enjoys woodworking, sketching, painting, and hiking with his family.

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Tom's photos are regularly featured internationally, in magazines, books, television, calendars, and the web.
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    Fine Art in Industrial Design
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