Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: winter

  • Spring Fed Waterfall

    This roadside attraction – a spring fed waterfall – was photographed on a mountain top along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, located in the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested in a print, you can visit my gallery for a great selection of options.

    Thanks!


  • Icicles on Gorge Wall

    Icicles on Gorge Wall

    These icicles were photographed while hiking on the trail between Upper and Lower Piney Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in the Piney Falls State Natural Area, near Grandview, TN.

    It’s a nice contrast between green moss and white ice, which would look wonderful behind glass in a frame on a wall in your home. You can find many prints available in my gallery, so stop by for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood…


  • Shots from the Trail

    Prints available in my gallery → Savage Falls, Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome.

    Select from framed, art, canvas, metal, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Plus, other categories – home decor, puzzles, lifestyle, stationary, phone cases, beach, coffee mugs, face masks and apparel.


  • Abstract Snowflake Pattern

    Enjoy this seasonal abstract graphic artwork, depicting a six-sided snowflake in hues of blue with added texture. See more here: Redbubble, Tee Public & Zazzle.


  • Cold Water

    These two wintertime photographs were taken recently and feature the 80-foot Upper Piney Falls. If you’d be interested in prints or various other items, then please visit my gallery to see more. Several options are available.

    Hope to see you soon!


  • Winter at the Falls: Part II

    After enjoying my visit to Upper Piney Falls, I hiked through the forest to a turning point where I then proceeded downhill to Lower Piney Falls. The trail leads only as far as the top edge of this 40-foot tall waterfall.

    In order to access the base of the falls, it’s necessary to walk through the water of Little Piney Creek and then traverse the hillside into the gorge below. However, this opportunity is something to consider exclusively during summer months. In the cold of winter, I was simply thankful to be on site to witness the beauty of this landscape from the upper cascades.

    You can also enjoy this scenery on one of many prints available in my gallery. ✅

    Thanks for stopping by & have a Happy New Year!


  • Winter at the Falls

    Prints are available in my gallery at Fine Art America. This is Upper Piney Falls.

    Choose from the following print types: framed, art, metal, canvas, poster, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Also, framed prints may be customized to suit your wishes!

    Backstory

    Yesterday, I left Knoxville at 5:50 a.m., driving over an hour through the dark, in order to hike to the 80-foot tall Upper Piney Falls. My goal was to be on the trail by 7:10 a.m., one-half hour before sunrise, so that I could reach the falls near daybreak. On the final stretch of my journey, slowly driving around potholes through a quiet farming countryside, I crested a small hill to see a large cow standing in the road. Safely moving within a few feet of the animal, I rolled down my window to say, “You be careful – go on home, now”. The cow didn’t move, but soon after, I arrived as the only car to park in a small lot near the trailhead of the Piney Falls State Natural Area.

    It was only 30-degrees as I headed into the still-dark forest. After hiking nearly 10 minutes, I heard something somewhat heavy moving among the trees, and raised my voice so as to let it know that I was aware of its presence. It was impossible to know for sure what it was…a bear? Sasquatch? Another cow?

    Many areas of Tennessee received a few inches of snow on Monday, accompanied by frigid, single-digit temperatures. The cold persisted through Tuesday, though Wednesday afternoon relented to reach a high near 45-degrees. That warmup caused snow and ice to melt, which then froze again overnight. Hence, many surfaces around the waterfall during my hike were extremely slippery! As such, accessing locations downhill from which to take photographs was a strenuous, methodical challenge – for all practical purposes, impossible without trekking poles.

    In my third photograph (see above), taken at an elevation approx. midway up the falls, 15-foot tall icicles had melted the previous afternoon along the trail (a popular footpath in warmer weather), before refreezing. This was indicative of all surfaces, including hillsides, as what appears to be snow was actually ice. As such, my efforts to follow the trail behind the falls were thwarted at the edge of ground cover. So, without sufficient footholds, I begrudgingly (but safely) turned around to begin my hike to the next location…Lower Piney Falls.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Winter Bridge

    Winter Bridge

    Enjoy this vintage winter photograph of a snow covered bridge, located on Island Drive along the Huron River in Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can visit these shops to discover cool gifts and stuff…


  • Water Watches Winter

    Water Watches Winter

    Poetry for Kids (channeling my inner Dr. Suess) 🤪

    The seasonal cold has halted play, and most of the water has gone away. Frozen ’til another day…perhaps, until the month of May. All of the water, that is to say, except a sphere of water so pure, which Old Man Winter failed to sway. So, it remains today, having its way and planning to stay – just one droplet, but that’s okay.

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

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    Ol’ Man River, by Jim Croce (1972) – see lyrics here.


  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

    Enjoy this whimsical winter graphic artwork, featuring rolling hillsides with pine trees, falling snowflakes and a bright, glowing full moon. You can visit my shops to discover some really cool gift-giving ideas, too –

    Hope to see you soon!


  • Return to Winter

    Return to Winter

    ‘Tis the Season

    Despite the cold weather and an imposition upon our outdoor activities, a fresh blanket of snow is a beautiful sight. Seen here, a snow-covered forest along the Huron River, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at Bandemer Park. To see prints and more, visit these galleries:


  • Vintage Structure

    Vintage Structure

    This vintage photograph was taken in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and features the interior of a building which resembles a Greek Parthenon, and a snowy winter landscape. Friends of mine (Bob & Lisa) were married here, many moons ago. Today, you can find prints and other items available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Digital Glacier

    Digital Glacier

    This digital landscape artwork features a top of the world reflective arctic glacier, which I designed using a three dimensional fractal image. It looks very cool on many different products – check it out:


  • Poem of Winter

    Poem of Winter

    Rolling hills of winter snow
    With a forest donned in white
    Memories in monotone
    Layered landscapes of delight

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    This vintage photograph was taken at Nichols Arboretum, in the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can visit my galleries to discover many fine prints and other items, as well: Pixels, ArtPal, Society 6 and Redbubble. Thank you!


  • Arctic Icebergs

    Arctic Icebergs

    You’d better turn the heat up, as this place is cold…brrr! Nevertheless, you can enjoy my digital artwork depicting icebergs in a frozen arctic sea, on a variety of gift and apparel items. Visit these galleries to see more…