Phil Perkins Photography

  • Throwback Thursday

    This vintage photograph from 1998 was taken at Saguaro Lake, Arizona, a reservoir along Salt River, and shows (left-to-right) me, my brother Mike and a friend, jumping from 20-feet above the water. Fun times!

  • Finding Art in Nature

    Finding Art in Nature

    After several days of freezing cold temperatures and gale-force winds, I photographed this winter sculpture frozen in the snow. If you’re looking for a cool accent piece for your home or workplace, then visit the following galleries to discover fine prints and more…

  • Poem

    Poem

    Burgeoning accounts of unsecured classified documents connected to President Joseph Biden – as well as during his tenure as Vice President, and Senator – are both in the news and under Congressional investigation. And, now in a poem…

    After secrets spilled you sought to douse the light
    To change the day to night
    Documents covered-up
    
    Now that truth is known, you hide at home afraid
    Each knock feels like a raid
    Questions keep piling up
    
       Stop your lyin', Biden
       It's all so plain to see
       Every time you act dishonestly
    
    Move your Vette to get the boxes from behind
    You must think that we're blind
    - this ain't no honeymoon
    
    Just sit still and let the officers proceed
    You've got more than you need
    Hard times are coming soon
    
       Classified, you're hidin'
       Nobody trusts you now 
       Playing both sides, Ukraine and Moscow 

    © 2023 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.

  • Cluster of Glass Star

    Abstract three dimensional digital artwork depicting a mysterious reflective star made of glass, hovering over head in the clouds. What could it be? You can see more – and, find great merchandise – when visiting any of these shops…

  • Music and Design

    Music and Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Lily Pads

    This tranquil black and white photography features lily pads in the Huron River, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Prints are available in my shops: Pixels & ArtPal.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Indian Flats Falls

    Indian Flats Falls

    Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains, near Cades Cove in Tennessee, Indian Flats Falls features a beautiful four-tiered series of waterfalls, totaling nearly 60-feet.

    The trek is approx. 8 miles out and back through a scenic, forested landscape, and hikers commonly have the area all to themselves to enjoy a peaceful visit.

    Prints are available in my Pixels and ArtPal galleries. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Passageway of Pillars

    This vintage photograph features Neoclassical architecture with a corridor of pillars, as seen at Angell Hall, located on the campus of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. Prints are available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • Cave Behind Waterfall

    This photograph was taken from inside a massive cave underneath the 40-foot tall Big Laurel Falls, located in the Virgin Falls State Park. Although the water level along Big Laurel Creek was low during my visit, its interesting that the entire area sits on top of a broad network of subterranean caverns. As such, this waterfall (and others) disappear underground, oftentimes to reemerge some great distance away.

    You can find a variety of fine prints featuring my photography in the following galleries, including such options as framed, canvas, art, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Other products are also available…

    Thanks for visiting & enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This poem was written as a birthday gift for my dearest friend, Carla Milho, a beautiful lady and talented writer hailing from Lisbon, Portugal. Please visit her web site to wish her a Happy Birthday on this special day – thanks very much!

    Frost the cake and add a candle to the dish
    It’s time to make a wish
    Another year is here

    Sing the song we know with joy and warm delight
    We celebrate tonight
    Toasting you with good cheer

    47!!!

    Happy Birthday, Carla
    Let the good times flow
    Fun and friends who love you, don’t you know

    Happiness, forever
    When you share a smile
    Days ahead grow brighter, all the while

    © 2023 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile)
    by Van Morrison (1972)
    • see lyrics here

  • Path to a View

    Follow this path through the forest to an expansive view from the top of Black Mountain, located in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Sitting on the caprock, you’ll have an eastern exposure of the Smoky Mountains in the distance.

    You can also visit my gallery to find a variety of prints featuring my photography, including: framed, art, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic, poster and tapestry.

  • Streaming Orange Abstract

    Modern art featuring a collection of abstract shapes streaming along a diagonal path on a positive slope, with a fading gradient of orange color. You can discover a variety of fine products when visiting these shops:

  • Changing Landscape

    Changing Landscape

    Heavy rains saturate the soil, draining downhill to bolster waterways. Strong winds topple trees, some of which may wash downstream. Change is constant and it’s always a good time to visit the forest following notable weather events.

    Seen here, Middle Prong Little River is flowing fast the day after heavy rainfall. Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, it’s one of my favorites places to hike, with a wide variety of diverse scenery to enjoy.

    You can enjoy this landscape scenery on a print in your home, when you visit my galleries to select the perfect accent piece for an empty wall…

  • Letters From Space

    Letters From Space

    Space. Stars. Earth. Moon. Planet. UFO. Discovery. Adventure. Explore. Alien Worlds. Science Fiction. Time. Mystery. Less than the number of stars in the sky, though greater than the quantity of people needed to move even the heaviest piano, this densely populated typographic design is filled with words and is one of a kind! You can discover some very cool stuff when visiting these shops…

  • Glass Insulator

    Glass Insulator

    Enjoy this close-up, still life photograph featuring an interior view of a vintage green-blue glass insulator, commonly used to secure electrical lines. It’s simplicity has appeal and may be suitable as a decorative accent piece on a wall in your home. To see more, you can visit my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

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