Tag: road trip

  • 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!


  • Beauty in the Forest

    The sight and sounds of water cascading in a creek strewn with rocks provides a pleasant respite while hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Seen here, Thunderhead Prong located along Middle Prong Trail. 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.


  • Watching the Water

    Watching the Water

    …and, watching my step! This photograph was taken while standing on a rock in the middle of Thunderhead Prong, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I was able to access this spot due to seasonally low levels of water. You can also enjoy this mossy mountain landscape, on a print in your home or office, when you visit my galleries at Pixels, Redbubble and/or ArtPal. Select from several print options available. Thanks very much!


  • Water and Moss

    Make that water and moss, and rocks. And slippery. And beautiful, too. And, also available on prints and more in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Check it out…


  • Black and White

    This black and white photograph features Thunderhead Prong, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. You can find many great prints when you visit these galleries: Pixels, ArtPal and ArtFlakes. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Way of Water

    Way of Water

    With gravity as its guide, impediments such as rocks in the way of water are soon surpassed. This autumn scene features Thunderhead Prong, captured at an interval of low-water, and is available on prints for your home or office. Simply visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal to select the best suited accent piece.


  • Thunderhead Prong

    After wading through knee-deep water near the bank, I’m standing in a shallow section of Thunderhead Prong to capture this landscape scene. You can observe this area more closely, too – from the comfort of your own living spaces – when you purchase one of several print options available in my gallery. So, make sure to stop by and say hello when you’re in the neighborhood!


  • Moss on the Water

    Moss on the Water

    You can find prints available in my gallery. This is Thunderhead Prong, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It would look wonderful in a frame on an empty wall…in your home?


  • Thunderhead Prong

    Thunderhead Prong

    A very rocky and mossy waterway located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this is the scenic Thunderhead Prong. It’s a wonderful area to hike, and chances are that you won’t see another soul for the duration of your visit to the forest. Peaceful.

    You can visit my gallery to find a great print for your home, office, or to simply give as a gift to family and/or friends. Several varieties are available, so stop by to have a look around and see what you can find.


  • Lower Piney Falls

    Lower Piney Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, Tennessee, this photograph of cascades was taken at the top of Lower Piney Falls, close to the edge of the actual 40-foot waterfall.

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


  • Upper Piney Falls

    Upper Piney Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, Tennessee, Upper Piney Falls carries the Little Piney River over a scenic 80-feet tall waterfall into a gorge. Hikers can walk behind the falls, and dogs (leashed) are welcome in the park.

    Prints are available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Mountain Water

    Mountain Water

    It’s after sunrise, though direct sunlight remains shielded behind surrounding mountain peaks of the Smoky Mountains. In the forest, Thunderhead Prong washes over and between moss-covered rocks, sending a soothing sound in echo all around. The flowing water, birds in the trees greeting a new day, steps along the trail and the mild repetition of breathing accompany this peaceful moment. The time is yours, spend it wisely. Enjoy the great outdoors.

    Find prints and more in these shops: Pixels, Redbubble.


  • Middle Prong Little River

    This early morning photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the rocky Middle Prong Little River located in Tremont, following rainfall. You can discover many fine prints and more available in my gallery.


  • Lower Piney Falls

    Lower Piney Falls

    Photographed here are the cascades above Lower Piney Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, Tennessee. You can enjoy this picture on a wall in your home, office, business lobby, hospital or cafeteria setting, when you visit my gallery to select a print. Several print types are available – framed, canvas, metal, art, wood, acrylic, poster, tapestry – and customization options with framed prints allow you to make it your own. Thanks for stopping by!