Little Piney Creek

With a low water line, this photograph was taken while exploring Little Piney Creek, located on the Cumberland Plateau, near Grandview, Tennessee. Prints available.

Small Waterfall

At approx. 8-feet tall, this small waterfall can easily be enjoyed from a scenic pullover along West Prong Little River, heading towards Cades Cove. You can also enjoy this natural landscape in the comfort of your home, when you purchase a print from my gallery. Visit to see more.

Little Piney Creek

With low water during summer months, I decided to leave the trail and explore the great outdoors, following Little Piney Creek upstream toward Upper Piney Falls. Though I later fell on my keister (d’oh!), this decision allowed me to enjoy many beautiful sights in a remote gorge environment.

Case in point, this photograph highlights unusual geological outcroppings, a rocky creek bed (underwater) with surface reflections of overhanging trees, and sunshine streaming from around the bend.

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Canopied River

I took this morning photograph along Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

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Cascades On Little River

Smoky Mountains


Photographed roadside along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you can enjoy a print of these cascades in your home or office…

Rapids On Little River

Water rushes rapidly downstream around rocks in Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Many different prints available.

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Layers In Nature

Chasing gravity, water rushes downhill along Little River, including on either side of this large tree. Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you can enjoy this view at home or the office when you visit my gallery and select an appropriate print type for your particular environment. Hope to see you soon!

Little River Rapids

Whether the river is full or the water is low, the beauty of Little River is always a wonderful sight to see, and hear. Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Townsend, and close to Cades Cove, you can enjoy my landscape photography on a wall in your home or office by visiting the following galleries:

Poem: Water Always Wins

Reflecting to reconcile the passage of time
An artful adaptation before young eyes
I set aside distractions of the digital world
Choosing instead to carry a wooden walking stick and canteen
Traversing what were once elevated peaks
Dense rock now carved into gorges
The jagged, sharp edges refined and smooth underfoot
Warmed in the flow of nature
Water always wins.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

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Roadside Creek

Scenic Spot


I don’t know the name of this creek, but it’s easily accessible from a small parking area along the drive into Cades Cove – in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It’s also easy to secure a print for yourself through my online shop at Pixels.

A Bear Comes To Visit

The only person in the park and 2 miles deep into a forest hiking at the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area – located in north central Tennessee – I was very surprised to discover that an adult male black bear had managed to quietly approach within 30 feet of me – a startling sight when I turned around! I estimated his weight to be twice mine …read more

Scenic Roadside Creek

Greetings!!!

On a recent visit to Cades Cove, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Townsend, I pulled over to park near a creek and explore the area. This photograph was taken that day.

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