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Tom Gill
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Attended University of Illinois at Chicago
Lives in South Suburban Chicago, Illinois
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Hiking to the Bunkers
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Heading Out
The boys heading out into a flat calm Lake Michigan on a still summer morning. The weather has been pretty wet around the Midwest this year, and along with the moisture came plenty of storms. These storms really churned up the lake, creating high waves resp...
The boys heading out into a flat calm Lake Michigan on a still summer morning. The weather has been pretty wet around the Midwest this year, and along with the moisture came plenty of storms. These storms really churned up the lake, creating high waves responsible for eroding the beaches along ...
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My photograph of Fairport Harbor, OH is being used as the main image on ohio.gov this summer.
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Enjoying the Falls
Illinois' Matthiessen State Park packs plenty of scenery in its mile-long upper and lower dells trail. At least seven waterfalls wait for exploration in this narrow canyon covered by trees from the woods above. The largest pool of water is the Devil's Batht...
Illinois' Matthiessen State Park packs plenty of scenery in its mile-long upper and lower dells trail. At least seven waterfalls wait for exploration in this narrow canyon covered by trees from the woods above. The largest pool of water is the Devil's Bathtub, just below a cascade of two ...
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Severe Weather
While the storms never reached us, the distant lightning and overhead mammatus clouds kept us intrigued throughout the evening.  A cold front just south of our position, stalled, and produced some severe thunderstorms that just didnt' seem to move away. Jus...
While the storms never reached us, the distant lightning and overhead mammatus clouds kept us intrigued throughout the evening. A cold front just south of our position, stalled, and produced some severe thunderstorms that just didnt' seem to move away.
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Dark Falls
Early morning at the bottom of the canyon was quite dark, even though the sun illuminated the falls and the trees some 30 feet above us.  We spent the morning following trails we normally don't explore, and encountered some interesting new landscapes, but w...
Early morning at the bottom of the canyon was quite dark, even though the sun illuminated the falls and the trees some 30 feet above us. We spent the morning following trails we normally don't explore, and encountered some interesting new landscapes, but we came back to visit one of our favorite ...
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Cicada Killer
A cicada wasp drags home her large prey, which can take the better part of a day. Emerging in mid to late July, the cicada wasps relentlessly hunt the noisy cicada. Harmless to humans, the male cicada wasp cannot sting, and the female wasp is only interest...
A cicada wasp drags home her large prey, which can take the better part of a day. Emerging in mid to late July, the cicada wasps relentlessly hunt the noisy cicada. Harmless to humans, the male cicada wasp cannot sting, and the female wasp is only interested in cicadas.
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Sculpted Dune
The dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan take a pounding by the waves during windy days. In the last few years, this erosion seems to have accelerated; much of the flat beach is gone, and full sized trees that once stood on the dunes have been was...
The dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan take a pounding by the waves during windy days. In the last few years, this erosion seems to have accelerated; much of the flat beach is gone, and full sized trees that once stood on the dunes have been washed into Lake Michigan.
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Sunset on the Farm
The end to a long day of hiking around rural Illinois was made perfect by this sunset near an old log cabin on the prairie. The light was no longer acceptable for images of the cabin, but the setting sun, windmill, and trees on the horizon yielded some grea...
The end to a long day of hiking around rural Illinois was made perfect by this sunset near an old log cabin on the prairie. The light was no longer acceptable for images of the cabin, but the setting sun, windmill, and trees on the horizon yielded some great silhouettes.
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After a bit of time off for medical reasons, here's my latest addition to my Huffington Post blog:
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Peaceful Sunset
The end to a beautiful spring day in rural America. Hoping to arrive at our destination before the sun set, I was a bit disappointed the sun was too low to illuminate the landscape.  The distant trees blocked the light, but certainly provided a great silhou...
The end to a beautiful spring day in rural America. Hoping to arrive at our destination before the sun set, I was a bit disappointed the sun was too low to illuminate the landscape. The distant trees blocked the light, but certainly provided a great silhoutte along with the distant windmill.
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Beyond the Falls at Cedar Point
I've explored and photographed the falls just beyond Cedar Point in all seasons, but I especially love these falls in winter.  The slow trickle of water freezes across the entire surface of the canyon ledge, creating an ice cave large enough to enter. In wi...
I've explored and photographed the falls just beyond Cedar Point in all seasons, but I especially love these falls in winter. The slow trickle of water freezes across the entire surface of the canyon ledge, creating an ice cave large enough to enter. Falls Near Cedar Point ...
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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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