Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: cascades

  • 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!


  • 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!


  • Terraced Water

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


  • 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!


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Cookeville, Tennessee, the 75-foot tall Cummins Falls draws visitors from far and wide. Annually, it accounts for the 8th largest volume of water for a waterfall in the state, and much of the trail used to access the base is the riverbed. Also, inexpensive permits are required to enter the gorge.


  • 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!


  • Rushing Water

    Prints available. This is Thunderhead Prong in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, following rain. It would look great in a frame on a wall in your home!

    Stop by and check it out…


  • Whitewater Rapids

    Whitewater Rapids

    This morning photograph features Thunderhead Prong, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prints are available on my gallery. Thanks for visiting!


  • 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!


  • Black and Whitewater

    Black and Whitewater

    This black and white photograph was shot while hiking along Thunderhead Prong in the Smoky Mountains. It may be just the accent piece you’ve been looking for, so stop by these galleries for a closer look…Pixels & ArtPal. Thanks for visiting!


  • Thunderhead Rapids

    Thunderhead Rapids

    Following a stop to enjoy Fog on the Water, and then a very short hike to see Morning on the River, I next drove to the trailhead of Middle Prong Trail, keeping right at the split to hike along Thunderhead Prong Quiet Walkway. This is Thunderhead Prong, and, yes – I did have the trail to myself.

    Interested parties can find fine prints and more in these galleries: Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal. Many options are available, so stop by and have a look!