Phil Perkins Photography

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This haiku was inspired by a lovely woman and good friend, Annabel. She’s a professional dancer & choreographer, and also a gifted poetess. I encourage guests to visit her web site to enjoy her creative writings – thanks very much!

    She dances on clouds
    Melting snow from mountain peaks
    Cascading beauty

    ☀️

    © 2023 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Rocks in the River

    Water races rapidly around the bend and over rocks, along Middle Prong Little River. Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, you can enjoy this landscape scenery at home when you purchase a print from my galleries at Pixels or ArtPal.

    Hike when you can, and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Textured Abstract Shapes

    Enjoy this contemporary digital graphic artwork, featuring a color palette of turquoise, brown and orange, with texture and a chaotic stream of abstract shapes.

    A plethora of cool items are available when you visit any of the following shops: Redbubble, Pixels and Tee Public. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Terraced Water

    Cummins Falls. Cookeville, Tennessee. Prints available in my gallery. Thank you!

  • Spring Fed Waterfall

    This roadside attraction – a spring fed waterfall – was photographed on a mountain top along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, located in the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested in a print, you can visit my gallery for a great selection of options.

    Thanks!

  • Flowing Through the Forest

    Flowing Through the Forest

    Following rainfall, water from a robust Middle Prong Little River rushes swiftly downstream. This photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains, near Townsend, Tennessee, and is available on prints for your home or office. Please visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal for more. Thanks!

  • Roadside Waterfall

    Roadside Waterfall

    A recent heavy rainfall saturated the forest floor in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, bringing this often scant waterfall to life. Here, both moss and ferns reside all year long, with the waterfall situated only 15-feet from a gravel road. Several smaller waterfalls can also be enjoyed during such time, along a muddy and scenic drive. Prints available.

  • 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.

  • Faded Earth Tones

    Faded colors of blue, brown and beige in a balanced, abstract, textured and retro symmetrical design. Get cool stuff, here → Redbubble, Society 6 and Zazzle.

  • Visiting Look Rock

    After hiking, I drove north on US-321 and turned east onto the Foothills Parkway. It’s an 11-mile drive up and along the ridge line to Look Rock, an elevated platform from which to observe the Smoky Mountains. This was my second visit at this location, and, despite being mostly overcast, it’s always nice to have a look from above the clouds. You can visit my gallery to see more…

  • After the Rain

    After the Rain

    Middle Prong Little River was flowing fast after recent rainfall, weather of which (in part) motivated my road trip to the Smoky Mountains. While I knew that the river would be full, I’d also hoped to capture some landscape scenes with fog on the water.

    Forecasts indicated dense fog alerts throughout eastern Tennessee, which were subsequently observed along the entirety of my cautious drive. That is, until I travelled beyond Townsend and into the Great National Smoky Mountains Park. Mysteriously, only scattered patches of fog were present?!

    As a landscape photographer, I’ve learned to make due with such potentialities, and, in addition to the many wonderful waterfront scenes I found, I also planned to visit the Foothills Parkway afterward, for a view from above the clouds and fog…more on that later.

    If you’d be interested in enjoying my photography at home or work, then please visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal to discover the perfect accent piece! Many prints are available.

    Thanks very much!

  • Icicles on Gorge Wall

    Icicles on Gorge Wall

    These icicles were photographed while hiking on the trail between Upper and Lower Piney Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in the Piney Falls State Natural Area, near Grandview, TN.

    It’s a nice contrast between green moss and white ice, which would look wonderful behind glass in a frame on a wall in your home. You can find many prints available in my gallery, so stop by for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood…

  • Vintage Coastal Waves

    Vintage Coastal Waves

    Vintage photograph of waves along the shoreline of Lake Superior, as seen in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, north of Marquette, at Little Presque Isle. The rocks at center and left are islands easily accessed from shore through shallow water. Prints are available when you visit my gallery – thanks very much!

  • Floating Glass Cube

    Floating Glass Cube

    Surreal digital artwork featuring a glass cube floating in water, with framed aspects of a fractal inside, on each side. Great gifts, apparel, prints and more can be found in the following galleries…

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    This poem was written for Annabel, a very talented and beautiful poetess residing in California. An exquisite dancer and friend whose smile melts my heart, she’s also a source of inspiration. Please visit her site to enjoy her creative writings – thank you!

    Drifting by night, into a dream
    I saw her standing there –
    Beside the sea
    Under a moon
    Gold stardust in her hair

    Hers are the words I long to hear
    In rapture of the heart
    Each welcoming
    Our warm embrace
    Forming a work of art

    The day did dawn, as I arose
    Reflecting on her spell
    Deep down inside
    I wish for her
    – the lovely Annabel

    © 2023 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Sweet Thing, by Van Morrison (1969) – see lyrics here.

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