Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: home decor

  • Morning on the River

    Morning on the River

    This morning landscape photograph was taken recently along the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, following rainfall. It would look great behind glass in a frame on a wall in your home, office, or as a gift to give to family and/or friends. You can visit my gallery to see more ~ thanks for stopping by!


  • Fog on the Water

    Fog on the Water

    Morning fog lingers upstream along Middle Prong Little River in the Smoky Mountains, as daybreak reflects on rushing waters. You can enjoy my landscape photography on a variety of prints, available when you visit these galleries:

    Thanks very much!


  • Geometric Layers

    Gifts. Apparel. Prints. Home decor. Interior design. Seasonal. Colorful. Cool stuff can be found in each of these shops: Redbubble, Society 6, Tee Public & Zazzle.

    Check it out…


  • Cold Water

    These two wintertime photographs were taken recently and feature the 80-foot Upper Piney Falls. If you’d be interested in prints or various other items, then please visit my gallery to see more. Several options are available.

    Hope to see you soon!


  • Footprints in the Sand

    Footprints in the Sand

    This vintage photograph features the sandy shores and waves of Lake Superior, including Little Presque Isle, as seen north of Marquette in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Visiting this spot, you’ll likely have the beach to yourself, and, if surface temperatures are suitable in summer, the island can be explored by wading waist-deep through water.

    You can see more (gifts, prints, etc.) in these shops: Pixels, Redbubble & ArtPal.

    Thanks very much!


    Bend in the Water, by Gordon Lightfoot (1975) – see lyrics here.


  • Abstract Golden Fractal

    Abstract Golden Fractal

    This three dimensional abstract digital artwork is based on a fractal design, with reflective golden columns and a turquoise sphere at center. It’s one of a kind and available on a variety of cool products in the following shops – so, check it out…

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Vintage Farm Wagon

    Vintage Farm Wagon

    This black and white photograph was taken at the historic John P. Cable Grist Mill, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee at Cades Cove, a community established by European settlers within a verdant valley, in 1818.

    You can find prints and other items available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Thanks for visiting!


    Country Road, by James Taylor (1970) – see lyrics here.


  • 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!


  • Winter at the Falls: Part II

    After enjoying my visit to Upper Piney Falls, I hiked through the forest to a turning point where I then proceeded downhill to Lower Piney Falls. The trail leads only as far as the top edge of this 40-foot tall waterfall.

    In order to access the base of the falls, it’s necessary to walk through the water of Little Piney Creek and then traverse the hillside into the gorge below. However, this opportunity is something to consider exclusively during summer months. In the cold of winter, I was simply thankful to be on site to witness the beauty of this landscape from the upper cascades.

    You can also enjoy this scenery on one of many prints available in my gallery. ✅

    Thanks for stopping by & have a Happy New Year!


  • Winter at the Falls

    Prints are available in my gallery at Fine Art America. This is Upper Piney Falls.

    Choose from the following print types: framed, art, metal, canvas, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Also, framed prints may be customized to suit your wishes!

    Backstory

    Yesterday, I left Knoxville at 5:50 a.m., driving over an hour through the dark, in order to hike to the 80-foot tall Upper Piney Falls. My goal was to be on the trail by 7:10 a.m., one-half hour before sunrise, so that I could reach the falls near daybreak. On the final stretch of my journey, slowly driving around potholes through a quiet farming countryside, I crested a small hill to see a large cow standing in the road. Safely moving within a few feet of the animal, I rolled down my window to say, “You be careful – go on home, now”. The cow didn’t move, but soon after, I arrived as the only car to park in a small lot near the trailhead of the Piney Falls State Natural Area.

    It was only 30-degrees as I headed into the still-dark forest. After hiking nearly 10 minutes, I heard something somewhat heavy moving among the trees, and raised my voice so as to let it know that I was aware of its presence. It was impossible to know for sure what it was…a bear? Sasquatch? Another cow?

    Many areas of Tennessee received a few inches of snow on Monday, accompanied by frigid, single-digit temperatures. The cold persisted through Tuesday, though Wednesday afternoon relented to reach a high near 45-degrees. That warmup caused snow and ice to melt, which then froze again overnight. Hence, many surfaces around the waterfall during my hike were extremely slippery! As such, accessing locations downhill from which to take photographs was a strenuous, methodical challenge – for all practical purposes, impossible without trekking poles.

    In my third photograph (see above), taken at an elevation approx. midway up the falls, 15-foot tall icicles had melted the previous afternoon along the trail (a popular footpath in warmer weather), before refreezing. This was indicative of all surfaces, including hillsides, as what appears to be snow was actually ice. As such, my efforts to follow the trail behind the falls were thwarted at the edge of ground cover. So, without sufficient footholds, I begrudgingly (but safely) turned around to begin my hike to the next location…Lower Piney Falls.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Indian Flats Falls

    Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, Indian Flats Falls is a series of four waterfalls with a total height of 60-feet. It’s an 8.2 mile out and back hike on a mountain trail, and this is the upper tier, as photographed one foggy autumn morning following a storm of heavy rain and high winds.

    You can find many prints and more as home decor or gift-giving ideas, here:

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Abstract Textured Pattern

    Enjoy this new and creative abstract pattern design with texture and intricate details on a variety of cool items, found here: Society 6, Pixels and/or Redbubble.


  • 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.


  • Forest Cascades

    Captured with a zoom lens while hiking along Thunderhead Prong Quiet Walkway in the Smoky Mountains, this cascades waterway photograph might look nice on an empty wall in your home. To see prints and other products, please visit my shops at Pixels, Zazzle and/or ArtPal. Thanks, and enjoy the great outdoors!


  • 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.