Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: dawn

  • 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!


  • Fog in the Valley

    Fog in the Valley

    Based on a morning photograph I shot from the foothills in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this stylized digital painting with texture is available on a variety of products in my galleries, and would look especially nice on a wall in your home! See more here: Pixels, Redbubble, Society 6, ArtPal.


  • Foothills Parkway

    These morning photographs were taken in the Smoky Mountains along the new section of the Foothills Parkway, between Wears Valley and Townsend, Tennessee. In lieu of an overcast sunrise, I was pleased to capture these scenic landscape images.

    You can see more when you visit my gallery.

    Next, I continued west up the old section of the Foothills Parkway (now open, following construction), and visited both Look Rock & Look Rock Tower. I’ll post about that in the coming days, so stay tuned…


  • Morning in the Foothills

    Morning in the Foothills

    This morning photograph was taken along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains, near Townsend, Tennessee. Prints are available here.


  • Waiting For the Sun

    This morning photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains before sunrise along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested, prints are available.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Fog Over Wears Valley

    Fog Over Wears Valley

    This black and white morning photograph was taken along the (new) Foothills Parkway, highlighting a stormy sky over the Smoky Mountains, with fog below in the town of Wears Valley, Tennessee. A variety of prints are available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Foothills Sunrise

    Foothills Sunrise

    I shot this Smoky Mountains sunrise photograph from a scenic overlook along the (old) Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee. Currently under construction, I’m looking forward to returning to this area. Meanwhile, you can enjoy my photography on many fine prints and other items, when you visit these galleries –


  • South Carolina Sunrise

    South Carolina Sunrise

    Sunrise ushers a retreat of waves from high tide, broadening the beaches along the Atlantic Ocean on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This vintage photograph has been added to these shops:

    …check it out.


  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    There are times I feel I should refrain
    From the sounds that drum as rhyme
    Yet, your beauty shines through poetry
    Like your smile, your words sublime

    Having read “Twilight’s First Blush“, written by a lovely poetess and friend from the Valley of the Sun, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she conveys a romantic recollection at dawn & shares her welcomed sense of humor – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    On a late night cruise
    To a rendezvous
    Just seventeen miles or so

    It’s the magic hour
    When night fades to day
    And the cock begins to crow

    In romantic waves
    Rhythm fills the air
    Glances cast amorously

    Soon, a warm embrace
    On the edge of love
    Two hearts sing in rhapsody

    Til the morning draws
    Colors peach to blue
    As faint starlight blinks farewell

    Cheers, to drift once more
    On this desert sea
    Over sand and under spell

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.


  • Foothills Sunrise

    Foothills Sunrise

    Photographed from the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, Tennessee, morning rays of sunlight stream across the Smoky Mountains and the fog-filled valleys below. You can enjoy a wide variety of prints, gifts and apparel, when you visit the following galleries:

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Shots From the Trail

    Many fine prints for the home and office are available at the following links…


  • 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.


  • Rapids on Little River

    Rapids on Little River

    This morning photograph in the Smoky Mountains features rapids on Little River, located near Townsend, Tennessee. To see many fine prints and other items available, you’re welcome to visit these galleries: Pixels and Redbubble.


  • Golden Hour

    Golden Hour

    Rays of morning sunlight illuminate this Smoky Mountains landscape, reflecting off clouds and warming a heavy fog bank in the valley below. This scenic sunrise photograph was taken near Townsend, Tennessee, along the old section of the Foothills Parkway. Many fine prints and other items can be found in the following galleries…

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Song for Today

    Golden Lady, by Stevie Wonder / 1973


  • Fog in the Valley

    Fog in the Valley

    Digital painting. Photographic artwork. Beautiful landscape. Smoky Mountains. Morning fog. Scenic overlook. …this image is based on a photograph I took from the Foothills Parkway near Townsend, Tennessee, and can be found on a variety of fine prints, gifts and apparel – here:

    So, stop by when you’re in the neighborhood!