Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: plunge pool

  • Big Laurel Creek

    Although the water was low during my visit to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, home to Big Laurel Creek and several other points of interest, I did observe a few deep pools of crystal-clean, turquoise water. You can see more – prints, gifts & apparel – in these shops:

  • 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!

  • 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

    This photograph was taken roadside in Robbinsville, North Carolina, along the Cheoah River, and features white water rapids. Prints and more are available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Despite low water levels in Big Laurel Creek, it was easy to locate some scenic areas among the boulders to photograph. Prints and more are available in my galleries at Pixels, ArtPal and Redbubble.

  • Forest Boulders and Creek

    Forest Boulders and Creek

    Located at the Virgin Falls State Park of Tennessee, this photograph features Big Laurel Creek with a low water level. See more: Pixels, ArtPal, Redbubble.

  • Big Laurel Creek

    Despite low water levels at Big Laurel Creek during my recent visit, and, given that the creek exhibits periodic subterranean detours through a network of caverns before reemerging, there were nevertheless a few areas where I observed deep pools of crystal-clear water…case in point.

    If you might be interested in a fine print, or other items featuring my photography, may I suggest that you visit the following galleries to review several options available:

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  • 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…

  • Ozone Falls

    Ozone Falls

    Ozone Falls are situated on the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, in Cumberland County, Tennessee. At an elevation of 110-feet, its the third tallest waterfall is the state! To see prints & more, visit my shops at Pixels and Society 6.

    Thanks very much!

  • Forest Waters

    Forest Waters

    This photograph was taken in the forest of a gorge downstream from Ozone Falls, a 110-foot tall waterfall located in Crab Orchard, Tennessee, on the Cumberland Plateau. Hiking along rocky terrain, the creek had many scenic areas to enjoy, such as featured here. You can enjoy my landscape photography on a wall in your home or elsewhere, by selecting prints available in these galleries:

  • Ozone Falls

    Located along the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, Ozone Falls has an elevation of 110-feet and is the third tallest waterfall in Tennessee. My photographs are available on a variety of fine prints and more – great for the home, office, or to give to family & friends as gifts!

    PHOTO 1

    Available here: Pixels, Redbubble, ArtPal

    PHOTO 2

    Available here: Pixels, Redbubble, ArtPal


  • Remote Waterfall

    Remote Waterfall

    Despite a low water level, this remote waterfall along Paine Creek – on the Cumberland Plateau, in Tennessee – provides a picturesque setting of rugged gorge, plunge pool and abundant moss. You can enjoy this nature landscape on a print in your home by visiting my shop at Fine Art America. Thanks!

  • Return To Stinging Fork Falls

    Return To Stinging Fork Falls

    Following my recent hike at Piney Falls State Natural Area – including Upper Piney Falls & Lower Piney Falls – I drove 10 miles to Stinging Fork Falls, located along the Little Soak Creek in Rhea County west of Spring City, Tennessee. I’d rate the trail as moderately difficult, especially following a heavy rain, with rocky surfaces, steep hillsides and wooden stairs in need of repair – watch your step!

    On the trail, turning left to follow orange markers is a detour down the mountain to the Cumberland Trail. Don’t go that way. If you follow the yellow trail markers, you’ll arrive at an overlook – with a view that was only okay. Staying on the main trail – follow the white markers – you’ll eventually reach the 30-foot falls. Use caution: a few trees had fallen across the trail.


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  • Waterfall In Gorge

    Waterfall In Gorge

    With an early start, I was the first person to arrive at Cummins Falls, and enjoyed the tranquil setting for over an hour. Though the volume of water flowing over the 75′ waterfall was less than full, it was a pleasant visit which I can recommend to anyone in the area! Visit my gallery to see more.