Saturday, January 29, 2011

When you're gone. . .

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Avril Lavigne - When you're gone

I ran away from home for a few hours this morning and brought my camera along for the ride.  It was a warm winter day for Chicago.  I ended up going to Gillson Beach in Willmette, IL.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter and Thumbelina

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

It was a beautiful day with fresh snow on the ground. I went for a walk along the lake and was surprised to see that I could actually see the water without ice over it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shabbat with some deer friends

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

It's been bitterly cold out the last few days and went out to do some drive by shootings with my camera. Ended up at one of the local forest preserves and stumbled upon a herd of deer.  There are two videos posted here. The first one is of still shots.  The second is a movie of two deers eating.

Two deers eating

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Would you know my name

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I went wandering around the Grosse Point Lighthouse today.  It will never stop amazing me how different the beach can look from one day to the next.  While I was walking around this song was playing in my head.

Music by Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wandering around Gillson Park on a winter day

© (2011) Photographs by Vicki Polin

I ended up on Sheridan Rd. and decided to take a walk around Gillson Park to see if I could capture anything interesting.

Music by Eric Clapton - Classical Guitar

Sunday, January 02, 2011


© (2010) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by George Harrison - My Sweet Lord

Today was one of the few days lately that the sun was shinning brightly. I started off at Gillson Beach, went up to Tower Beach and ended my day at Glencoe Beach.  I could only be out for about 15 minutes at a time before my fingers started to freeze and my face began to burn.

To my delight while at Gillson Beach I bumped into a high school friend who's also a photographer.

It was amazing to see how the mixture of snow and ice created mounds. I'm not sure if I should call them glaciers or icebergs?

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Desert of Snow and Sand

(2010) Photographs by Vicki Polin

There were the last pictures I took in 2010. I went walking along one of the beaches in Evanston. I felt as if I was walking in a desert. It was amazing to see the snow melting on a 50 degree winter day in Chicago. It looked as if there was an earthquake, as the snow divided and cracked.

Music by The Beatles - Here, There, and Everywher