Tag: erosion

  • Waves on the Big Lake

    This vintage photograph featuring Lake Superior was taken along the rugged shores of Presque Isle in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in the city of Marquette. Today, you can find a variety of prints available in my gallery to adorn an empty wall in your domicile or workplace.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Little Presque Isle

    This photograph was taken on the beach of Lake Superior at Little Presque Isle, located near the city of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Prints and more available in my Redbubble shop.


  • 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.


  • Carving Currents

    Currents race rapidly in rocky waters of Little River, carving a path through rugged terrain. In nature, water always wins. Prints available.


  • Trail at Ozone Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Crab Orchard, Tennessee, this is a trail I photographed while hiking at Ozone Falls…watch you step! You can see prints and more in my gallery. Thanks for visiting.


  • Little Presque Isle

    Little Presque Isle

    This vintage photograph was taken from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, near Marquette, and features a Lake Superior coastline with Little Presque Isle in the distance. Prints and more available. Thanks for visiting!


  • Black Mountain Capstone

    This capstone features divots and signs of water erosion, as photographed at Black Mountain in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. You can see more in my gallery at Pixels.

    Hope to see you soon!


  • Poem

    Sands of Time

    Around the lake on winds of change
    The sands of time did rearrange
    To shift terrain along the shore
    Resculpting landscapes to explore

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    One of the early lessons I learned as a child growing up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, in the city of Marquette on Lake Superior, was the enormous power of Mother Nature. Though some geographical locations remain relatively unchanged over time, the shorelines of my youth were renewed with each major storm — altering beaches and sandbars, as well as gigantic boulders washing up on to the harbor breakwall.

    This vintage photograph highlights the shores of Gitche Gumee to the northwest of Marquette, near Little Presque Isle. If interested, it’s available on a variety of prints and other items in my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and ArtPal.

    Enjoy the great outdoors!


  • Ozone Falls

    Ozone Falls

    This photograph features a view of the trail down into the gorge at Ozone Falls. At 110-feet, it’s the third tallest waterfall in Tennessee, located in Crab Orchard on the Cumberland Plateau. You can enjoy prints and more by visiting my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal. Makes a great gift idea, also.


  • Shots from the Trail

    Waterfall and Cave

    I photographed this shallow cave halfway up the gorge opposite Ozone Falls, located in the Crab Orchard Mountains of Tennessee. Prints available here.


    Cascades in the Forest

    This morning photograph was taken along Middle Prong Little River, in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Prints available here.


    Trail at Ozone Falls

    This black and white photograph features the trail heading back up and out of the gorge, while hiking at Ozone Falls in Tennessee. Prints available here.


  • Ozone Falls

    Ozone Falls

    At 110-feet tall, the picturesque Ozone Falls is located on the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains in Tennessee. When the water is low, as seen here, it vanishes underground in the plunge pool, reemerging a short distance downstream beyond a cluster of huge boulders.

    This picture is somewhat deceiving, so I’ll explain. In the foreground, the dirt trail is actually a ledge and ends behind the greenery, at which point there is a 40-foot drop to the right. Though the trail may appear to wrap around the gorge behind the falls, it does not – that’s another trail down below.

    A variety of fine prints and more are available in the following galleries:

    I hope you’ll enjoy my photography – thank you!


  • Ozone Falls

    Situated on the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, in Cumberland County, Tennessee, Ozone Falls stands an impressive 110-feet tall and provides visitors with wonderful – and, rather loud – scenery. You can enjoy this landscape at home or in your office, when you select a print from my galleries at Pixels and/or Redbubble.

    Thanks a bunch!


    Extreme Sports: I found this video on YouTube from 2016, featuring a daredevil kayaker (Dane Jackson) making a descent over Ozone Falls…


  • Tellico River

    Tellico River

    I shot this photograph upstream from Baby Falls, along the Tellico River in the Cherokee National Forest of eastern Tennessee. As seen on the large boulder in the river, as well as in the second photograph included, river rocks often have hollow carve-outs. On site, there were dozens visible in and under the water, as well as along the shore – some measuring approx. 4-feet in diameter.

    This is caused over time when a smaller rock consisting of a harder mineral substance becomes caught in a depression or crevasse. Water from the river continually moves the smaller rock within this space, until it bores a hole into the larger rock.

    Anyway. The featured image is available in my galleries at ArtPal and Pixels. If you’d be interested in a print, then stop by to check it out. Thanks!