Phil Perkins Photography

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Tag: recreation

  • Disc Golfing

    Frisbee disc golfer putting disc into chains of basket.

    Creative disc golfing typographic design with silhouette of player putting disc into the chains of a basket – where it belongs! You can find cool stuff in each of the following shops…


    If you’d like to learn more about the growing sport of disc golf, then please visit the Professional Disc Golf Association.


  • Frisbee Disc Golf

    This fun frisbee disc golfing skeleton character has learned that the best way to keep in practice is to wear a hat with a built-in basket! His name is Jed, and his advice is to use your head!

    And, you can use the following links to find great stuff in my shops…


  • Stack of Rocs

    This close-up photograph features a stack of older “Rocs”, a midrange driver used in the sport of disc golf. It’s made of DX plastic and is available in weights up to 180 grams. You can see more (gifts, apparel, prints) in these shops: Redbubble, Pixels and ArtPal. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Disc Golfer

    Disc golfing graphic design featuring a player, putter, basket, birds and typography reminding players to putt plastic in its placethe chains! You can get great stuff in the following shops:


  • Disc Golf Sunset

    Silhouette graphic artwork featuring a disc golf basket and chains, on a mountain with a colorful sunset. Aim high, and find great gifts and apparel in these shops –


  • Boat in a Bottle

    Boat in a Bottle

    I’ve always wondered how a sailboat could fit inside a glass bottle, not to mention an entire ocean? This photograph features a vintage round-bottom bottle from my collection, and you can enjoy my collage on a variety of great gifts, prints and apparel in the following shops:


  • Poem: Fields of Green

    Poem: Fields of Green

    When once we played in fields of green
    Grand meadows and summer sun
    In Chuck Taylors with torn blue jeans
    Climbing trees and having fun
    
       Street hockey on a vacant lot
       Sailing frisbees through the air
       Building sand castles near the lake
       Living life without a care
    
    Now, days are short and time precious
    Yet the child inside still plays
    Drifting on dreams of yesteryear
    To the spring of happy days

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    Reelin’ In The Years by Steely Dan (1972) – see lyrics here.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


  • Design Samples – Vol. 19

    Miscellaneous Collection

    You can see more when visiting my gallery at Fine Art America


  • Travel

    Travel

    Whether to an exotic tropical island with beachfront palm trees and golden sunset glowing across an oceanic horizon, mountain highlands with green hillsides and expansive vistas of distant snowy peaks, or anywhere in between, it’s all about travel and ones sense of adventure. Have a good trip, and discover some cool gifts and apparel in these shops:


  • Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    Serving as the parks best-known landmark, the Byrd Lake Bridge Dam at the Cumberland Mountain State Park was completed in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 3464, forming a 35-acre lake for recreation.

    See more – fine prints & other items – in my shops at Pixels and Redbubble.


  • 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!


  • Byrd Lake Waterfall

    Located at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Tennessee, the Byrd Lake Bridge Dam was built in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 3464, creating this waterfall. You’ll have to use your mind to imagine the sound of falling water, but you can certainly use your eyes to enjoy a fine print on a wall at home! So, visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal to select the perfect accent piece, for yourself or to give as a gift. Thanks very much!


  • Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    • Style: Photography
    • Genre: Architecture
    • Software: Affinity Photo
    • Shops: Pixels

    Located at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Tennessee, the Byrd Lake Bridge Dam was constructed in 1938 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 3464, forming a 35-acre lake for recreation. Prints available.


  • Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    From the Cumberland Mountain State Park, a 1,720-acre park located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee (formed as a New Deal-era initiative by the Resettlement Administration), this photograph features a view looking through the Byrd Lake Bridge Dam. The light on the ceiling is a reflection off of the lake, and, in the distance, a structure housing the Homestead Harvest Restaurant is visible. If interested, many fine prints are available in my gallery at Pixels.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Road Trip

    Road Trip

    Rolling with four-wheels on an open road in search of adventure, up and around the bend. As Jerry Garcia noted, “What a long strange trip it’s been”. The next rest area is only one mile away, so why not find a spot to park and have a look at prints and/or other cool items in my gallery.

    You can discover many great gift-giving ideas featuring my design, which is based on a free photograph from unsplash.com. You might also enjoy a flashback to Alpine Valley, June 21-22, 1985…

    Song for Today