Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: beauty

  • 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…


  • Blanket of Water

    Blanket of Water

    Following heavy rainfall, Middle Prong Little River was high on the banks and with fewer areas to safely stand while keeping dry. However, the broad spread of water is always a welcome sight!

    This landscape photograph was captured in the Smoky Mountains and is available on prints for your home, office, or perhaps as a gift to give family and friends. Learn more when visiting my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Foothills Parkway Scenic Drive

    These three morning photographs were taken from scenic overlooks along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, located outside of Townsend, Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. If interested in an accent piece for your home or office, you can find prints available in my gallery. Thank you very much!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Middle Prong Little River

    Middle Prong Little River

    In a race against morning sunlight, I made a final stop for one more long exposure photograph along a misted Middle Prong Little River. Taken with my ISO set at minimum and a 2-stop Polarizer attached, you can find this landscape scene on a variety of prints when you visit my gallery. Select from framed, art, canvas, metal, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks very much!


  • On the Move

    On the Move

    After visiting several scenic spots in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, I drove along a winding waterway between high ridgelines as I watched the dial on my compass. With the morning sun continuing to rise, only a northerly direction would allow me one last opportunity for another long exposure water capture, and, here it is – Middle Prong Little River. You can see more in my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal. Thanks for visiting!


  • Morning on the River

    Morning on the River

    This morning landscape photograph was taken recently along the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, following rainfall. It would look great behind glass in a frame on a wall in your home, office, or as a gift to give to family and/or friends. You can visit my gallery to see more ~ thanks for stopping by!


  • Rolling Rapids

    Photographed in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, this shot captures the point at which Thunderhead Prong merges with Lynn Camp Prong, to become Middle Prong Little River. It would look great on a wall in your home, and many prints are available in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal. Thank you!


  • Shots From the Trail

    Point Trail at Obed Wild And Scenic National Park. Smoky Mountains from Newfound Gap. Reflections on Emory River. You can see these and many more prints available in my gallery at Pixels. Thank you for visiting!


  • Poem in Response: Part II

    Poem in Response: Part II

    After writing my recent Poem in Response, inspired by reading “The Dance“, a wonderful poem penned by the beautiful Floridian poetess, Holly Hunter, I wrote this follow-up poem…

    Sharing the stars
    Embracing time
    Awake until twilight

    Two hearts in tow
    Drawn by the moon
    Through waves of love, delight

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTOT CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Morning Dance, by Spyro Gyra (1979)