Tag: creek

  • Black and White

    Black and White

    Morning sunlight crests the mountains to illuminate a portion of the landscape, as photographed along Middle Prong Little River. If you enjoy black and white pictures, this lovely scenery would accent a wall in your home quite nicely. See print options in my gallery. Thanks!


  • Shots from the Trail

    These photograph include: The Sinks, Cades Cove and Middle Prong Little River. You can find fine prints and many other products available in my gallery at Pixels.

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  • Upper Piney Falls

    Upper Piney Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, Tennessee, Upper Piney Falls carries the Little Piney River over a scenic 80-feet tall waterfall into a gorge. Hikers can walk behind the falls, and dogs (leashed) are welcome in the park.

    Prints are available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Sticks and Stones

    Sticks and Stones

    These cascades were photographed along Middle Prong Little River, and would look great behind a frame on a wall in your home, office, business lobby, school, hospital or cafeteria setting! You can visit my gallery to select the perfect accent piece, choosing from these print-types: framed, art, metal, canvas, wood, acrylic, poster and tapestry. Framed prints may be customized to suit your wishes, as well.


  • Footbridge Trailhead

    This photograph features a footbridge at the trailhead of Middle Prong Trail, one of my favorites areas to hike in the Smoky Mountains. The structure delineates the point at which Lynn Camp Prong becomes Middle Prong Little River, as Thunderhead Prong (not seen) merges with the waterway this side of the bridge, from the right. This narrow bridge is also used by horses, so watch your step!

    Fine prints (framed, art, canvas, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry) are available in my gallery at Pixels, and other items can also be found in my shop at Redbubble. Hope to see you soon!


  • Poetry in Motion

    Poetry in Motion

    This photograph highlights Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains near Townsend, Tennessee. You can see more in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Poem

    Watching white water wash away
    From the mossy green riverbanks
    An inner peace transcends my day
    Blessed with such beauty, I give thanks

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Song for Today


  • Rushing Water

    White water rapids photographed on Middle Prong Little River, in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. A variety of prints and other items featuring my photography are available in the following galleries – check it out…


  • Upper Piney Falls

    Here’s another view of Upper Piney Falls, an 80-foot waterfall located in Grandview, Tennessee, at the Piney Falls State Natural Area. Following recent rainfall, every surface within the gorge was wet, including this steep hillside of lush foliage.

    If you’re interested in a print, several print types – and other items, too – are available in my galleries and Pixels and Redbubble. I appreciate your visit…thanks for stopping by!


  • Thunderhead Prong

    In the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, beyond the gravel road and across a foot bridge near the trailhead of Middle Prong Trail, hikers can keep to the right to follow Thunderhead Prong Quiet Walkway.

    This trail is less commonly hiked, though offers several beautiful areas with easy access along Thunderhead Prong. Case in point, this photograph was taken approx. 1.5 hours after sunrise, as sunlight crested mountain tops from the east, filtering through sparse clouds into the forest to illuminate an area of trees.

    Prints. You can visit my gallery to discover a selection of fine prints available – a perfect accent for the home, office, business lobby, hospital or cafeteria setting! Select among framed, canvas, art, wood, acrylic, poster, metal and tapestry. And, framed prints may be further customized to suit your interests.


  • Little River

    Little River

    Water rushes through a rocky river bed, cascading downstream along Little River. I shot this photograph in the Smoky Mountains, near Townsend, Tennessee. You can find fine prints and other items available in my gallery at Pixels. It makes a great accent piece for the home, office, or, to give as a gift!


  • Water Shots

    These photographs include Lost Creek Falls, Big Laurel Creek and Rylander Cascades. Each is located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, atop the states largest network of underground caves. Though foliage conceals an upper aspect of Lost Creek Falls, it stands 50-feel tall and immediately vanishes into an underground sink, never to be seen again. Check it out!


  • Tree in River

    Tree in River

    This photograph features an interesting fallen tree along Middle Prong Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains. It would look wonderful in a frame as an accent piece for an empty wall in your home or office, and also makes a great gift-giving idea! To see several options available, please visit the following galleries:


  • Spruce Flats Falls

    After sitting a spell to enjoy a peaceful setting at the base of Spruce Flats Falls, I decided to hike downstream to see what I could find. During summer months, the water is generally lower than otherwise, allowing one to more easily traverse the rock-lined waterway of Spruce Flats Branch. Nevertheless, there are several areas which remain difficult to safely navigate, and it’s important to be mindful of potential hazards.

    Of course, damp rocks are slippery, as is moss (which is everywhere), and each should be approached with caution. Worse yet, though, are rocks which appear dry yet have a thin, slippery film under a fine layer of dirt. Other rocks, some of significant size and weight, defy ones perception of stability, unexpectedly shifting underfoot, posing a risk of falling or injuring an ankle. The same holds true for downed timber. It’s important to always test whether or not a log can support ones weight, if that is the purpose applied for passage. Again, even the largest log can give way and pose real danger.

    At a few points, I had to climb up and out of the creek bed, making my way across steep and narrow surfaces, before descending again back to the water below. In such situations, trekking poles are critical and serve to provide needed support for both weight and balance. It’s also wise to be aware of surrounding handholds (hearty plants, small trees or exposed roots) on hillsides, should the need exist.

    The final stretch of this creekside adventure entailed descending a 15-foot rock face, strewn with logs and quite slippery in some areas. This waterfall is named Honey Cove Falls, and is visible from along a dirt road in Tremont, across Middle Prong Little River. Following consumption of water and a protein bar, I relaxed to enjoy the natural beauty of this area, thereafter pondering… what next? Do I retrace my steps up the mountain to Spruce Flats Falls, expending a great deal of time and energy in so doing, such that I may then hike out along the trail from which I entered the forest? Or, given a seasonal deficiency of water, is it possible to safely wade across Middle Prong Little River, in order to follow the road back to my parked vehicle?

    I opted for the latter, very cautiously wading through over 2-feet deep flowing water, across a river bed of very slippery stones. Even here, caution is critical to avoid injury, as ones feet can slip and become wedged between rocks.

    All told, I had a great hike and enjoyed many sights which are not often seen. Being mindful and with a deep respect of the danger inherent in nature, such hikes aren’t overly difficult. However, without deliberation, it can be very easy to have a bad day.

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  • Little River Rapids

    This morning landscape photograph was taken along Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Townsend. If you’d be interested in a print for your home, office, hospital, cafeteria or business lobby, you can visit any of the following galleries…

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  • Falls in the Forest

    This is a side waterfall which I photographed while visiting the Lost Creek Falls State Natural Area, located in Sparta, Tennessee. You can see many fine prints in my gallery!

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