Phil Perkins Photography

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  • Letters From Space

    Letters From Space

    Space. Stars. Earth. Moon. Planet. UFO. Discovery. Adventure. Explore. Alien Worlds. Science Fiction. Time. Mystery. Less than the number of stars in the sky, though greater than the quantity of people needed to move even the heaviest piano, this densely populated typographic design is filled with words and is one of a kind! You can discover some very cool stuff when visiting these shops…


  • Terraced Water

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


  • 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.


  • Reflecting Blue Sphere

    Reflecting Blue Sphere

    Orbiting in space high above the planet Mars, astronauts were astounded to observe a mysterious reflective blue sphere lodged in the surface terrain…

    You can discover out of this world gifts and apparel, when visiting these shops:

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Mead’s Quarry Lake

    Mead’s Quarry Lake

    Located along the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Mead’s Quarry Lake is part of the Ijams Nature Center, a park with over 10 miles of trails to hike & bike, water recreation, rock climbing and bird watching. If you’re looking for an area with easy access to explore and enjoy, you might want to stop by for a visit…


  • 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!


  • Rooted in Rock

    Pines trees have grown into the caprock of Bee Rock Overlook, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Monterey, Tennessee. See prints and more in my gallery.


  • Autumn Overlook

    Autumn Overlook

    Actually, it’s Bee Rock Overlook…and, what a view! Autumn is a wonderful time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the colorful change of seasons foliage. This photograph was taken on the Cumberland Plateau in Monterey, Tennessee, while safely standing on a scenic ledge. Now, you can enjoy it on an empty wall at home when you visit my gallery to select one of many fine print options available. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Fog Over Cascades

    Morning fog lingers with mist from a full, fast-flowing cascades in the South Cumberland State Park of Tennessee, upstream of Savage Falls.

    This aesthetic black and white photograph would make an excellent accent piece in your home, at work, or as a gift to give to family or friends. Many different print types are available, and I encourage you to visit my galleries to see more:

    Video

    Here’s a video filmed downstream while hiking the same day as I shot the (above) photograph, featuring the roaring 30-foot tall Savage Falls. I timed my visit to the park following a substantial rainfall…


    Music

    May This Be Love, by Jimi Hendrix (1967) – see lyrics here.


  • Into the Light

    Trapped behind the collapsed entrance of a cave and without food, my limited rations of water were bone dry after 25 days. I was starving and stranded in the middle of nowhere, where calls for help were both futile, and strained my painfully parched vocal cords. I’d lost weight and prayed it was enough, that I might now fit between the thin sliver of rocks defining my captivity and illuminating my escape. It was now or never, and there was only one way out – into the light.

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    If you’d like to enjoy a change of scenery, then my photography may lend itself as being the perfect accent piece for a wall in your home or workplace. You can visit my gallery to see more, selecting from a variety of print types: framed, canvas, metal, art, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. It makes a great gift idea, too.

    Song for the Day

    The Caves of Altamira, by Steely Dan (1976) – see lyrics here.


  • Rock With a View

    Rock With a View

    This autumnal view was photographed from the caprock located at Bee Rock Overlook, in Monterey, Tennessee. You can enjoy this beautiful view at home, work, or as a gift to share with family and friends, when you visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal. Several print types are available to select. Thanks!


  • 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.


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    Located near Cookeville, Tennessee, the Cummins Falls State Park features a 75-foot tall waterfall that carries the eighth largest volume of water in the state, annually. Visitors will get their feet wet hiking to visit this picturesque sight, and it’s definitely worth the trek.

    You can enjoy my photography in a print on your wall at home or in the office, when you select the perfect accent piece from the following galleries:


  • 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.


  • Twin Arches

    Twin Arches is a 1,500-acre natural area located on the Cumberland Plateau within the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, featuring many scenic gorges, sandstone bluffs and rivers.

    Both sandstone arches are situated end-to-end with a land bridge across the top. In terms of dimensions, the North Arch has a top deck height of 62-feet, a clearance of 51-feet and a span of 93-feet, while the South Arch has a top deck height of 103-feet, a clearance of 70-feet and a span of 135-feet.

    Hiking

    The park has two modern (septic tank) restrooms and a small seating area. Not far from the parking lot, the trail splits: to the left, you’ll encounter a set of steep wooden stairs (more like tall ladders with planks as steps) leading to the base of the cliffs; and, to the right the trail leads to the top of the arches.

    Prints

    You can find many great prints available featuring my photography when you visit my gallery. Print types include framed (customizable), art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!


    Information

    The text and image below are from an informational placard on site:

    Weaker layers of sandstone form the base of the nearly vertical walls of this narrow ridge. The weathering of these erosion-susceptible layers caused sections of the wall to fall away, forming shallow rock shelters on both sides of the ridge.

    The collapse and shelter enlarging process continued until two “windows” in the narrow ridge were formed. This opening enlarged until it reached the stronger and more erosion-resistant sandstone layer of rim rock that caps the Twin Arches.