Tag: scenic driving

  • The Sinks

    Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, The Sinks is a 15-foot tall waterfall and popular roadside attraction for drivers along Little River Gorge Road. You can discover prints and other items available in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble. Thanks for visiting!

  • 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.

  • Tail of the Dragon

    Spanning a distance of 11 miles between Tennessee and North Carolina, this section of US-129 features 318 curves and is known as the Tail of the Dragon. It’s been called “America’s most exciting 11 miles“, a potentially dangerous drive requiring attentiveness to safety and a sense of caution. Unfortunately, many motorcycles and automobiles have crashed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Scenic Sunrise

    Scenic Sunrise

    This morning sunrise photograph was taken from a scenic overlook on the (new) Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, Tennessee, featuring foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Prints and other items are available in my galleries, so stop by Pixels and/or ArtPal to have a look around. Have a great day!

  • 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 […]

  • Smoky Mountains Sunrise

    Smoky Mountains Sunrise

    This morning sunrise was photographed along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Wears Valley. A scenic drive consisting of old and new sections, several overlooks provide visitors with wonderful views. You can see more in my galleries at Redbubble and Pixels. Thanks very much!

  • The Sinks

    The Sinks

    From the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I drove down into the valley and along Little River, where I stopped to photograph this waterfall – known as, The Sinks. You can enjoy my landscape photography when you visit my gallery to select one of many different print options available. Thanks!

  • Late Autumn at Cades Cove

    Late Autumn at Cades Cove

    This November photograph of Cades Cove in Tennessee features the Smoky Mountains with past peak foliage on trees in the valley. If you’d be interested in a print, you can visit my gallery to select from several types available, including: framed, art, metal, canvas, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Great for the home, office & […]

  • More Bears at Cades Cove

    Driving through Cades Cove today, I turned into the parking lot to visit the Grist Mill and gift shop. A few park staff were directing traffic, and I observed approximately 50 tourists and photographers watching a family of bears – mother, and two cubs. Taking a spot to watch, the bears were situated under a […]

  • Return to Foster Falls

    Return to Foster Falls

    Located in the South Cumberland State Park near Sequatchie, Tennessee, Foster Falls is a 60-foot tall picturesque waterfall which can be enjoyed by visitors both young and old. The park features a paved road, restrooms, drinking fountain and a wooden boardwalk leading to an observation deck overlooking the gorge and falls. From there, a short […]

  • Roadside Falls

    Roadside Falls

    This 10-foot tall roadside waterfall is located on River Road along the Tellico River, near Bald River Falls. It would look great in a frame on a wall in your home or office. You can visit my gallery to select from many print types available, including: framed, canvas, art, metal, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. […]

  • Haiku

    Haiku

    Based on her comment regarding my recent visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway, in North Carolina, the talented & lovely Arizonian poetess – Michele Lee Sefton – provided inspiration for me to write this poem: Morning in Mountains Drawn to dawn of dayNature reveals her beautyRejoice in warm love ¬© 2021 Phil Perkins This photograph […]

  • Return to Second Falls

    I recently had an opportunity to enjoy a hike at the Graveyard Fields Trail, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The trail is at an elevation of 5120-feet above sea level and I enjoyed a nice view of the sunrise. A vantage point along the road also offered a distant view of […]

  • Falling Water

    Falling Water

    Water cascades over terraced ledges into a carved out recess at Skinny Dip Falls, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. This photograph is available on prints of many varieties.

  • Bridge and Dam

    Photographed at the Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, Tennessee, the Byrd Lake Bridge-Dam is an historic landmark. It’s also available on prints for your home or office – visit gallery to see.

  • Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    Byrd Lake Bridge Dam

    Cumberland Mountain State Park The Cumberland Mountain State Park is a 1,720-acre park situated on the Cumberland Plateau, in Crossville, Tennessee. The parks best-known landmark is the Byrd Lake Bridge Dam, an unsuspended structure built for the impoundment of Byrd’s Creek by the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 3464. Completed in 1938, the bridge dam is […]

  • Tellico River

    Tellico River

    Prints available. While driving along River Road, which follows the contours of the Tellico River, I noticed an area over the guard rail and down an embankment which appeared as a vantage point from which to photograph the river. Following my chaotic descent – really, a controlled slide down a steep 25-foot hillside with shallow, […]