Tag: tourism

  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    Located near Cookeville, Tennessee, the Cummins Falls State Park features a 75-foot tall waterfall that carries the eighth largest volume of water in the state, annually. Visitors will get their feet wet hiking to visit this picturesque sight, and it’s definitely worth the trek.

    You can enjoy my photography in a print on your wall at home or in the office, when you select the perfect accent piece from the following galleries:


  • Shots from the Trail

    Prints available of photographs from Twin Arches, Cades Cove and Cane Creek.


  • Black and White Mountains

    Black and White Mountains

    More specifically, a black and white photograph of the Smoky Mountains, as captured from a location known as The Jump Off, a scenic detour along the trail to Charlies Bunion. Prints available.


  • Chimney Tops

    Visitors of the Smoky Mountains can reach Chimney Tops – a mountain that the Cherokee Indians called Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’ – after a two mile hike along a steep trail. It’s a beautiful view, and one that you can enjoy everyday on prints available in my gallery at Fine Art America. I hope you’ll visit and find something you like, either for yourself or to give as a gift. Thanks!


  • Framed View

    Framed View

    It’s morning in the Smoky Mountains, and, following my visit to Luftee Overlook – and before Clingmans Dome – I stopped at the Newfound Gap parking area to capture this framed view. If interested, you can find many prints in my gallery.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds

    Haiku

    High above the clouds
    Evergreens embrace the sun
    Expansive nature

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Prints

    View from Clingmans Dome in North Carolina – prints available here.


    Song for Today

    Carolina in My Mind, by James Taylor (1969) – see lyrics here.


  • View from Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome is the tallest peak in Tennessee, standing 6,643 feet tall, as well as the highest point in the Smoky Mountains National Park. This shot features a view including the spiral concrete walkway leading to the pinnacle observation area. Prints available.


  • Cummins Falls

    Cummins Falls

    This photograph features a partial view of Cummins Falls, located in Cookeville, Tennessee. On the Cumberland Plateau, the gorge which houses this waterfall is mammoth and the trail to the base requires hikers to wade through the river on a few occasions.

    However, you can keep your feet dry and enjoy this scenery when you purchase a print from my gallery, in which there are several options to select…


  • 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!


  • Rocky Gorge

    Rocky Gorge

    Featuring Cummins Falls, this landscape photograph is somewhat deceiving (based on scale). What I mean is that the waterfall is actually 75-feet tall, and the plunge pool at the base extends forward a similar distance. Also, the larger slabs of rock strewn about are typically 10-feet wide.

    If you’d like to fill an empty space on a wall in your home or office, I encourage you to visit my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal to find the perfect accent piece!


  • Scenic Waterfall

    Cummins Falls. Seventy-five feet tall. Cookeville, TN. Prints available.


  • Morning Oasis

    Morning Oasis

    Many hours in the desert without water left me parched, and, as I approached the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau of Egypt, I imagined a large pool of fresh water…

    You won’t need to use your imagination, however, to locate refreshing products featuring my digital artwork, when you explore any of the following galleries:

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Song for Today

    Midnight at the Oasis, by Maria Muldaur (1974) – see lyrics here.


  • Cummins Falls

    Standing 75-feet tall and carrying the eighth largest volume of water in the state of Tennessee, this waterfall at the Cummins Falls State Park is a picturesque travel destination located in Cookeville.

    Inexpensive permits are required to enter the gorge, where a 2.4 mile out and back trail along the Blackburn Fork River offers scenic landscape views. There are two river crossings, so hikers should expect to get wet. Alternatively, visitors may opt to enjoy an elevated view of the falls from an observation platform, without fee.

    Prone to flash flooding, children twelve & under must be accompanied by an adult, as well as wear a life jacket while at the falls or swimming. In case of emergency, signs are posted which indicate safe levels during a flood, and there is also an evacuation route.

    Despite seasonally low water levels and very cold water, yesterday, the area is nevertheless beautiful and certainly worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood. Facilities include restrooms and a gift shop, and dogs are welcome.

    Prints

    If you’re looking to fill an empty space on a wall in your home or place of employment, then I encourage you to visit my gallery to find the perfect accent piece!

    You’ll discover several print types (framed, art, canvas, metal, poster, wood, acrylic, tapestry), as well as other items to select, and framed prints may be customized to suit your wishes.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • 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