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Tom Gill
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Environmental Photographer | Artist | Woodworker
Environmental Photographer | Artist | Woodworker

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Sawmill Creek
A popular hiking destination southwest of Chicago, Waterfall Glen offers almost 11 miles of hiking trails for jogging, walking, cycling, or horseback riding.  The 2400 acre forest preserve surrounds Argonne National Laboratory, and contains woods, wetlands,...

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Growing Shelf Ice
flickr -embed="true"  href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lapstrake/32377482380/in/dateposted/" title="Dunes Shelf Ice"><img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/717/32377482380_9f34f5a36c_c.jpg" width="800" height="391" alt="Dunes Shelf Ice"> It's been a rel...

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Triplets
A thin layer of ice covers the surface of La Porte's Clear Lake, leaving the three locally famous cypress trees surrounded.  Sometimes on shore, sometimes submerged, the cypress trees are sometimes referred to as three sisters, or triplets. The trees are sa...

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The Night Sky
On our Friday night trip to the Lake Michigan shore, we stopped at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to view the beach at night. The Chicago skyline is not an unusual sight - located about 40 miles across Lake Michigan at this point. On clear nights, the...

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Snow Squalls
The beginning of our hike through the wooded dunes of the Indiana Dunes State Park on a cold, January morning.  We arrived before sunrise, around 6:45 am, and found ourselves on one of the longest trails of the park. Snow showers moved in and out all mornin...

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Drifting Beach
Snow squalls periodically appeared during our early morning hike along the Lake Michigan dunes of Indiana. While only a small amount of snow fell, the high winds off of the lake drove the snow into drifts, mixing with the golden sand of the beach. Temperatu...

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Crumbling Canyon
Our first visits to Buffalo Rock State Park were rather uneventful -not much worth photographing really. This time, we focused on an area where the rock cliffs were exposed, and found things much more interesting. The sandstone of the area was once quarried...

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Winter View From the Dune
10 degree weather and high winds are not necessarily ideal conditions from a walk on the beach, but it was certainly worth the mile hike to view the frozen lake. With the recent cold spell, Lake Michigan has begun to freeze.  Shelf ice extends about 100 fee...

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El Dorado
On the winter horizon at sunset, the city of Chicago shines like the golden city of El Dorado. The setting sun is reflected in the glass of the buildings approximately 40 miles across frozen Lake Michigan, giving the horizon a magical glow. Following a day ...

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Tonti Canyon Freeze
Starved Rock's Tonti Canyon has two waterfalls, and both usually freeze into dramatic ice formations. This season's first freeze began the icing, but the relatively warm weather of this day took a toll on the ice. The large hanging ice already fell from the...
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