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Tom Gill
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Backlit Blossom
Unfortunately, due to an illness, I missed most of the flowering trees this year. I did manage to capture a few close to home, and using a variety of stacked filters, achieved this image. I usually strive for sharper images, however, I liked what the multip...
Unfortunately, due to an illness, I missed most of the flowering trees this year. I did manage to capture a few close to home, and using a variety of stacked filters, achieved this image. I usually strive for sharper images, however, I liked what the multiple filters did with the light and the ...
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Effects of Winter
The effects of winter are quite evident on the dunes at Central Beach, part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakehsore. Waves washed away sand from the foot of the dunes, causing a collapse of the sand above, taking with it, large trees.  These trees litter th...
The effects of winter are quite evident on the dunes at Central Beach, part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakehsore. Waves washed away sand from the foot of the dunes, causing a collapse of the sand above, taking with it, large trees. These trees litter this area of the beach, some even reach ...
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Confluence
The morning after a spring snowfall, the outcroppings of rock on the bank of the Kankakee River were highlighted with snow. The Kankakee State Park was empty - as it often is on cold days, but signs of spring were everywhere.  The new fallen snow covered th...
The morning after a spring snowfall, the outcroppings of rock on the bank of the Kankakee River were highlighted with snow. The Kankakee State Park was empty - as it often is on cold days, but signs of spring were everywhere. The new fallen snow covered the early spring plants, but the river was ...
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View From the Indian Caves
A spring snowfall highlights the walls of the canyon locals call "The Indian Caves".  This small canyon is riddled with holes and caves its entire length.  The elevation change is approximately 30 feet, with small waterfalls near the end of the canyon where...
A spring snowfall highlights the walls of the canyon locals call "The Indian Caves". This small canyon is riddled with holes and caves its entire length. The elevation change is approximately 30 feet, with small waterfalls near the end of the canyon where the stream empties into the Kankakee ...
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Mysteries in Ice
The frozen Lake Michigan shore is always interesting, but as the ice begins to melt, even more interesting things can happen.  With a little imagination, the shore can create some fun stories.  For instance, this ice mound takes on the appearance of an alie...
The frozen Lake Michigan shore is always interesting, but as the ice begins to melt, even more interesting things can happen. With a little imagination, the shore can create some fun stories. For instance, this ice mound takes on the appearance of an alien ship that landed on the shelf ice.
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Winter at the Beach
Temperatures in the 40s attracted visitors to the Lake Michigan beaches over the weekend - even before the snow and ice had a chance to melt. Walking and playing on the beach at this time of year has a very different look and feel than any other season. The...
Temperatures in the 40s attracted visitors to the Lake Michigan beaches over the weekend - even before the snow and ice had a chance to melt. Walking and playing on the beach at this time of year has a very different look and feel than any other season. The mounds of ice just off shore block the ...
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The Mouth of Kintzele Ditch
Shaped by the waves of Lake Michigan, the mouth of Kintzele Ditch changes constantly. The changes can be subtle, or extreme - sometimes 180 degrees in direction and hundreds of feet in distance. The stream itself is a difficult waterway to explore. Walking ...
Shaped by the waves of Lake Michigan, the mouth of Kintzele Ditch changes constantly. The changes can be subtle, or extreme - sometimes 180 degrees in direction and hundreds of feet in distance. The stream itself is a difficult waterway to explore. Walking along the bank is not possible because ...
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Greening Up
Hiking near the Des Plaines River as nature wakes up from a long winter.  The grass is turning green, the trees have buds, and creatures are out by the dozen.  We encountered some snakes wandering in the tall grass, and even climbing the trees.  The water l...
Hiking near the Des Plaines River as nature wakes up from a long winter. The grass is turning green, the trees have buds, and creatures are out by the dozen. We encountered some snakes wandering in the tall grass, and even climbing the trees. The water levels were up a bit due to the recent ...
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Symmetry
Visiting the area to explore the "Indian Caves" in what should be the area's last measurable snowfall of the Spring, the reflections of the bridge and trees in the stream were rather soothing after a cold, mile hike.  The stream was shallow enough to walk t...
Visiting the area to explore the "Indian Caves" in what should be the area's last measurable snowfall of the Spring, the reflections of the bridge and trees in the stream were rather soothing after a cold, mile hike. The stream was shallow enough to walk through without getting too wet, ...
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View From the Bluff
With hardly any snow left around land, walking on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan surprised us, as the lake was still in winter's icy grip. Signs of a warm up are evident if you know where to look: Plenty of sand on the ice piles; smooth, grey ice betwe...
With hardly any snow left around land, walking on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan surprised us, as the lake was still in winter's icy grip. Signs of a warm up are evident if you know where to look: Plenty of sand on the ice piles; smooth, grey ice between the ice mounds (melt water frozen ...
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Ice Packed
Even after many days of warm, spring temperatures, the ice remains on lake Michigan.  The lighthouse in South Haven, Michigan, still surrounded by ice, attracts dozens of visitors on this warm afternoon.  Temperatures near 50 degrees - a heatwave after mont...
Even after many days of warm, spring temperatures, the ice remains on lake Michigan. The lighthouse in South Haven, Michigan, still surrounded by ice, attracts dozens of visitors on this warm afternoon. Temperatures near 50 degrees - a heatwave after months of below freezing temperatures ...
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The Shack in the Sugar Bush
Early farming in the northern United States often included Maple Sugar production.  If you were lucky enough to have plenty of Maple trees on your property, you didn't have to purchase cane sugar or molasses from the southern states. This was a matter of No...
Early farming in the northern United States often included Maple Sugar production. If you were lucky enough to have plenty of Maple trees on your property, you didn't have to purchase cane sugar or molasses from the southern states. This was a matter of Northern pride during the Civil War.
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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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