• Change of Season

    This autumn photograph features Thunderhead Prong and a colorful hillside, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. It would look wonderful as a print in a frame on a wall in your home or office, and you can find the perfect accent piece by visiting my galleries at Pixels and/or Redbubble. Thanks ~ hope to see you soon!

  • Daybreak

    Daybreak

    Morning sunlight filters through the forest and valleys, some still shielded by mountain peaks. This daybreak photography features Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prints available.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • DuckDuckGo for Mac

    My current and favorite browser of all-time is Brave, though a new browser – DuckDuckGo for Mac – looks interesting. Among other features, it includes email protection (a free forwarding email address which removes trackers). Mac users can download the browser here.

  • Sea Anomaly

    Sea Anomaly

    What originally appeared from a distance to be coral reef protruding from the sea, resembled, upon closer inspection, some sort of mysterious alien spacecraft! For a closer look, guests are encouraged to visit my shops to discover great gifts, apparel & prints featuring my digital artwork:

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    After reading “Não Há Metades” (Portuguese, meaning “There Are No Halves”) by Carla Milho – a very talented writer, lovely lady and good friend from Lisbon, Portugal – I was inspired to write this poem…

    Your magic charms
    Have captured me
    Now, what am I to do

    You warm my heart
    I can’t escape
    Feelings I know are true

    So far away
    I want you near
    Sharing time hand in hand

    That we may kiss
    On moonlit beach
    And lay down in the sand

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem: Fields of Green

    Poem: Fields of Green
    When once we played in fields of green
    Grand meadows and summer sun
    In Chuck Taylors with torn blue jeans
    Climbing trees and having fun
    
       Street hockey on a vacant lot
       Sailing frisbees through the air
       Building sand castles near the lake
       Living life without a care
    
    Now, days are short and time precious
    Yet the child inside still plays
    Drifting on dreams of yesteryear
    To the spring of happy days

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Reelin’ In The Years by Steely Dan (1972) – see lyrics here.

    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.

  • Framed View

    Framed View

    It’s morning in the Smoky Mountains, and, following my visit to Luftee Overlook – and before Clingmans Dome – I stopped at the Newfound Gap parking area to capture this framed view. If interested, you can find many prints in my gallery.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds

    Haiku

    High above the clouds
    Evergreens embrace the sun
    Expansive nature

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Prints

    View from Clingmans Dome in North Carolina – prints available here.


    Song for Today

    Carolina in My Mind, by James Taylor (1969) – see lyrics here.

  • Happy Veteran’s Day

    Happy Veteran’s Day

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • New Business Cards

    New Business Cards

    I just received new business cards from Zazzle. Both sides are printed with separate designs, and, using Affinity Photo 2 software, I was finally able to export an image in WebP file format (shown here).

  • Vintage Cabin

    This photograph features the historical Elijah Oliver Place, which dates from 1866 and is located in Tennessee at Cades Cove, a verdant valley surrounded by the Smoky Mountains. You can find prints and more available in these shops: Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Thanks for visiting!

  • Three Wooden Boxes

    • Style: Graphic art
    • Genre: Geometry
    • Software: Affinity Photo, Filter Forge
    • Shops: Pixels, ArtPal, ArtFlakes

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

  • Forest Bridge

    Prints and more available in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble.

    This photograph features a footbridge in the distance, marking the trailhead to Middle Prong Trail, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains.

  • Upper Lynn Camp Falls

    Upper Lynn Camp Falls

    Despite seasonally low water levels, hiking to enjoy the beauty of Upper Lynn Camp Falls is always a good experience. And you can also enjoy this landscape, on a print in a frame on the wall in your home – simply visit my gallery to select the option best suited for you, as to give as a gift!

  • Still Life Rose

    Using Affinity Photo software, I made the following modifications to this photograph of a pink rose: the image was straightened and cropped, then desaturated; a mask was added in order to paint back color into the rose; clarity was enhanced, and adjustments layers were used (white balance, vibrance, levels); I also included a faint glow effect and a textural overlay.

    See these galleries for more:

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