Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: vista

  • Path to a View

    Follow this path through the forest to an expansive view from the top of Black Mountain, located in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Sitting on the caprock, you’ll have an eastern exposure of the Smoky Mountains in the distance.

    You can also visit my gallery to find a variety of prints featuring my photography, including: framed, art, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic, poster and tapestry.


  • 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…


  • Shots From the Trail

    Point Trail at Obed Wild And Scenic National Park. Smoky Mountains from Newfound Gap. Reflections on Emory River. You can see these and many more prints available in my gallery at Pixels. Thank you for visiting!


  • Morning in the Mountains

    This morning photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, as captured while hiking along the trail to Clingman’s Dome. If interested, you can enjoy this beautiful view in a print on a wall in your home, office, or, to give as a gift, when you visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal. Hope to see you soon!


  • View From Sugarloaf

    View From Sugarloaf

    This elevated view of Lake Superior was photographed many years ago from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, north of Marquette. In the distance is Little Presque Isle, which, if the water isn’t too cold, can easily be visited by wading from shore. You can find many great gift and apparel products by visiting the following galleries…


  • Piney Falls

    Using a zoom lens from quite a distance, this photograph features Piney Falls, a 95-foot tall waterfall located within the Fall Creek Falls State Park. Though obscured by a tree and in the shade, this scenic autumn landscape would look wonderful as an accent piece on a wall in your home or office. It also makes a great gift! You can visit the following galleries to see more:

    Thanks very much!


  • 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.


  • Black and White

    Photo One This is the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee – prints available.

    Photo Two This is an old wooden barn photographed while visiting Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains – prints available.


  • 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.


  • Fog in the Valley

    Fog in the Valley

    Based on a morning photograph I shot from the foothills in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this stylized digital painting with texture is available on a variety of products in my galleries, and would look especially nice on a wall in your home! See more here: Pixels, Redbubble, Society 6, ArtPal.


  • 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!