Tag: adventure

  • North Arch

    Prints available. This is North Arch, one of two arches located at Twin Arches in the Big South Fork National Park, near Oneida, Tennessee. If you look closely, you’ll see a wooden stairway in the distance. This leads visitors to the top and along a natural footbridge between the arches. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Autumn Scenery

    You can find a variety of fine prints available in my gallery featuring these October photographs, taken on the Cumberland Plateau at Bee Rock Overlook in Tennessee.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Shots From the Trail

    These photographs were taken while hiking along a trail at Twin Arches, located near Oneida, Tennessee, in the Big South Fork National Park. Prints available.


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    Located near Cookeville, Tennessee, the Cummins Falls State Park features a 75-foot tall waterfall that carries the eighth largest volume of water in the state, annually. Visitors will get their feet wet hiking to visit this picturesque sight, and it’s definitely worth the trek.

    You can enjoy my photography in a print on your wall at home or in the office, when you select the perfect accent piece from the following galleries:


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Superstition Mountain“, written by the talented and lovely Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she draws spiritual nourishment, perspective and resolve in visiting majestic mountains near Phoenix – I was inspired to write this poem…

    At golden hour
    Above the sands
    Old spirits join in song

    From mountain tops
    Upon the wind
    As one, with you – stand strong

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Couldn’t Stand the Weather, by Stevie Ray Vaughan (1984) – see lyrics here.


  • Piney Falls

    Using a zoom lens from quite a distance, this photograph features Piney Falls, a 95-foot tall waterfall located within the Fall Creek Falls State Park. Though obscured by a tree and in the shade, this scenic autumn landscape would look wonderful as an accent piece on a wall in your home or office. It also makes a great gift! You can visit the following galleries to see more:

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  • Small Cave

    I shot this photograph inside a small cave at the base of South Arch, at Twin Arches near Oneida, Tennessee. It was a narrow cave approx. 12-feet tall, with an opening in the rocks (upper left) allowing sunlight to filter inside. Prints available.


  • Twin Arches

    Twin Arches is a 1,500-acre natural area located on the Cumberland Plateau within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, featuring many scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs and rivers.

    Both sandstone arches are situated end-to-end with a land bridge across the top. In terms of dimensions, the North Arch has a top deck height of 62-feet, a clearance of 51-feet and a span of 93-feet, while the South Arch has a top deck height of 103-feet, a clearance of 70-feet and a span of 135-feet.

    Hiking

    The park has two modern (septic tank) restrooms and a small seating area. Not far from the parking lot, the trail splits: to the left, you’ll encounter a set of steep wooden stairs (more like tall ladders with planks as steps) leading to the base of the cliffs; and, to the right the trail leads to the top of the arches.

    Prints

    You can find many great prints available featuring my photography when you visit my gallery. Print types include framed (customizable), art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!


    Information

    The text and image below are from an informational placard on site:

    Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.

    The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.


  • Into The Cosmos

    Let your imagination explore the cosmos on a futuristic golden spacecraft! My digital artwork is available on a variety of out of sight products which you can discover in these shops:

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  • Chimney Tops

    Visitors of the Smoky Mountains can reach Chimney Tops – a mountain that the Cherokee Indians called Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’ – after a two mile hike along a steep trail. It’s a beautiful view, and one that you can enjoy everyday on prints available in my gallery at Fine Art America. I hope you’ll visit and find something you like, either for yourself or to give as a gift. Thanks!


  • 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.


  • View from Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome is the tallest peak in Tennessee, standing 6,643 feet tall, as well as the highest point in the Smoky Mountains National Park. This shot features a view including the spiral concrete walkway leading to the pinnacle observation area. Prints available.


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    This photograph features a partial view of Cummins Falls, located in Cookeville, Tennessee. On the Cumberland Plateau, the gorge which houses this waterfall is mammoth and the trail to the base requires hikers to wade through the river on a few occasions.

    However, you can keep your feet dry and enjoy this scenery when you purchase a print from my gallery, in which there are several options to select…


  • Step by Step

    Step by Step

    Terraced ledges channel flowing water from the 75-foot tall Cummins Falls. Located on the Blackburn Fork River in Cookeville, Tennessee, you can enjoy this natural setting in a frame on a wall when you visit these shops: Pixels, Redbubble and/or ArtFlakes. Thanks for stopping by!