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  • Step by Step

    Step by Step

    Terraced ledges channel flowing water from the 75-foot tall Cummins Falls. Located on the Blackburn Fork River in Cookeville, Tennessee, you can enjoy this natural setting in a frame on a wall when you visit these shops: Pixels, Redbubble and/or ArtFlakes. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Shots from the Trail

    You can visit my gallery at Pixels to see more. Photographs shown here include rain-soaked steps leading out of a gorge and into the forest at Fall Creek Falls State Park; an early morning shot of Thunderhead Prong, in the Smoky Mountains; and, billowing clouds in the distance one afternoon. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Stairs and Stones

    Hiking to the far side of Black Mountain, situated in Crab Orchard, TN, at an elevation of 2827-feet above sea level, one encounters a long stairway between boulders. It narrows to shoulder-width, so, if you’re claustrophobic, take note. The steps are uneven in depth and height, and may also be slippery, as the area is shielded from direct sunlight to evaporate moisture.

    Once at the bottom, hikers find themselves in a maze of giant boulders ranging in size between 10 to 30-feet tall. Have fun, but don’t get lost!

  • Stepping Back

    Stepping Back

    It’s like I’m outside at a circus, looking through a dirty glass window, watching all the kids having fun inside…

    Climbing tall ladders to reach high wires. Pulling a lion’s tail. Stepping on the oversized shoes of clowns.

    In time, I turned back to pass between bended fence posts and begin my journey home – 10,000 steps.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    This creative writing was originally posted February 21, 2021. Today, I’ve reposted it to open the comments and also include a musical selection. Thanks for reading!

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from

  • Consumed by Nature


    This photograph was taken at an old gristmill, located along the Clinch River at the Norris Dam State Park, in Tennessee, featuring a manmade terraced-shoot used to divert water when the mill was idle. Today, it’s covered with moss.

    You can visit my gallery for prints, including: framed, art, metal, wood, acrylic, poster, canvas and tapestry. It would look wonderful in both home and office spaces, and makes a great gift-giving idea! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Steps

    Based on a photograph, this digital rendition of an architecturally interesting array of steps reminds me of graphic artwork by the famous M.C. Escher. You can discover some cool stuff available in these shops: Redbubble, ArtPal and Pixels. Thank you!

  • Watch Your Step

    These photographs feature steps at Cumberland Falls and along the trail to Eagle Falls, in Corbin, Kentucky. Each is available on a variety of different print types, including: framed, canvas, art, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Framed prints may also be customized to suit your interests. Other items, too.

  • Black And White Rock Steps

    Black And White Rock Steps

    This black and white photograph features a series of rock steps on the trail at Piney Falls – located at the Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee. Prints available for home, the office, a lobby or cafeteria.

  • Steps Into The Forest

    Steps Into The Forest

    This photograph of steps leading along a trail into the forest was shot at Piney Falls, located near Spencer, Tennessee, in the Falls Creek Falls State Park. Prints available.

  • Black And White Steps

    South Cumberland State Park

    Most often, steps are more fun to look at then to ascend. Case in point, these steps leading uphill from Foster Falls, at the South Cumberland State Park located in Sequatchie, Tennessee. Composed of some wooden but mostly rock steps, this black and white photograph might be the perfect accent for an empty wall in your living spaces, or perhaps serve as a gift.

    Find what you’re looking for in my gallery.

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  • Stairs And Pillars

    Stairs And Pillars

    Enjoy my creative rendition of Angell Hall on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, presented using the droste effect and an infrared photographic filter. See products at Redbubble & Pixels.

  • Steps Into Green

    Steps Into Green

    This photograph features a simple rock stairway leading into a dense forest, where everything is covered with green moss. It’s available on a variety of prints in my shop.

  • Black And White Rock Wall

    Black And White Rock Wall

    This black and white photograph would look wonderful behind a frame on a wall in your home or office – business lobby, cafeteria, etc. – and is available on a variety of print types in my galleries at Pixels and ArtFlakes. Come have a look…

  • Symmetrical Steps Structure

    Symmetrical Steps Structure

    Enjoy this abstract symmetrical pattern design, featuring a series of concrete steps and metallic rails. Gifts and apparel items are available in my shop at Redbubble. Check it out & watch your step!

  • Watch Your Step

    Watch Your Step

    If you’re following this concrete stairway into nature, I hope that you don’t mind getting your feet wet – watch your step! This photo was taken at the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, in Tennessee. Prints are available in my gallery.

    Thanks for stopping by!