Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: scenic overlook

  • Foothills Parkway Scenic Drive

    These three morning photographs were taken from scenic overlooks along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, located outside of Townsend, Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. If interested in an accent piece for your home or office, you can find prints available in my gallery. Thank you very much!


  • Visiting Look Rock

    After hiking, I drove north on US-321 and turned east onto the Foothills Parkway. It’s an 11-mile drive up and along the ridge line to Look Rock, an elevated platform from which to observe the Smoky Mountains. This was my second visit at this location, and, despite being mostly overcast, it’s always nice to have a look from above the clouds. You can visit my gallery to see more…


  • Look Rock Tower Trail

    Look Rock Tower Trail

    Just across the street from the parking lot at Look Rock is the Look Rock Tower Trail. It’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail through the forest, though the grade is steep. At the end, you’ll encounter a very tall concrete structure…

    On top, the observation area provides visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view, including the Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. The spiral staircase is locked and off limits, with equipment for monitoring air quality and communications.

    Though both the elevation and proximity to taller mountains are less than that of Clingmans Dome, the views are really wonderful and the area is much more peaceful…in fact, the only other people I saw were a couple leaving as I arrived.

    Fine prints are available in my gallery at Pixels and would make an excellent accent piece for an empty wall – at home or in the office!


  • Look Rock

    Look Rock

    Located along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, approximately 11 miles from US-321, visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Smoky Mountains from both Look Rock, as well as Look Rock Tower.

    While there are several spots along this route to park and appreciate the scenery, Look Rock is the only area with a designated observation platform. There are no restrooms or gift shop, but the view is great!

    If interested in a print for your home, you can visit my gallery to review a variety of options available to meet your wishes. Thanks for visiting!


    Crossing the Foothills Parkway into the forest, visitors can hike to the Look Rock observation tower along the Look Rock Tower Trail


  • Looking Glass Rock

    Looking Glass Rock

    As viewed from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Looking Glass Rock is a pluton monolith in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. In the United Sates, there are 23 such geological structures, three of which can be found in this state. You can find many fine prints and more in my gallery – hope to see you soon!


  • Shots from the Trail

    You can see fine prints and other items available in the following galleries:


  • Fog in the Valley

    Fog in the Valley

    The morning sunrise illuminates fog in the valley, warming the Smoky Mountains as photographed from the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, Tennessee. You can discover a plethora of fine prints and more available when you visit my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal.

    Hope to see you soon!


  • Shots from the Trail

    These are a few photographs from places I’ve hiked recently. Each are available for sale on prints and/or other items. Please do stop by…


    Distant Bridge

    • Style: Photography
    • Genre: Landscape
    • Software: Affinity Photo
    • Shops: Pixels, ArtPal

    This is Middle Prong Little River, as seen in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. In the distance, an old wooden bridge and gravel road leading deep into the forest.


    Bee Rock Overlook

    This is Bee Rock Overlook, a broad capstone among pine trees offering visitors an expansive view of mountains and valleys of the Cumberland Plateau. It’s located in Monterey, Tennessee.


    River Currents

    • Style: Photography
    • Genre: Landscape
    • Software: Affinity Photo
    • Shops: Pixels, ArtPal

    Water races downstream, over and around several large rocks along Middle Prong Little River. Located near Cades Cove, in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.


  • Shots from the Foothills

    Enjoy this progression of photographs as the morning sun crests mountain peaks, as seen from scenic overlooks along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee. You can visit my gallery to find prints available.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Hiking the Smoky Mountains

    Hiking the Smoky Mountains

    Here are a few photographs from different areas I’ve hiked in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You can visit my gallery at Fine Art America, if interested, to select any number of prints available for your home, office, or, to give as gifts.

    The header and landscape photographs with links are listed below:

    1. Hiking the Smoky Mountains
    2. Margarette Falls
    3. Foothills Parkway Overlook
    4. Middle Prong Little River

    Thanks very much!


  • Looking Glass Rock

    Looking Glass Rock

    Classified geologically as a pluton monolith, Looking Glass Rock is located in the Pisgah National Forest of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina, as photographed here from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    You can visit my gallery to discover many wonderful prints for your home, including these print types: framed, canvas, metal, art, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Framed prints may also be customized to make it your own!


  • Black and White

    Black and White

    Looking Glass Rock

    Situated in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, within the Pisgah National Forest, the pluton monolith known as Looking Glass Rock is seen here from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    You can enjoy my black and white landscape photography on a variety of prints and other fine products, when you visit these galleries:

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Looking East

    Looking East

    This autumn sunrise photograph was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, featuring Looking Glass Rock and clouds on the horizon. Prints are available in my gallery – perfect for the home, office or to give as a gift for family and friends! Select from framed, canvas, metal, art, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Framed prints may be customized to make it your own. Thanks for looking!


  • Looking Glass Rock

    Looking Glass Rock

    This photograph is available on prints and more in my shop. It features Looking Glass Rock, a pluton monolith from North Carolina in the Pisgah National Forest of the Appalachian Mountains, as seen from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stop be to find something for home or work!


  • Black and White

    PHOTO 01

    The Smokies

    View from Clingman’s Dome on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina…

    PHOTO 02

    Scenic Overlook

    View of Lake Ocoee from the Southern Appalachian Mountains of TN…