Battlement Mountain

Location Origin Story

Coal Creek trails up this serene valley and turns around the corner at the base of a precipitous rock wall known as Battlement Mountain, in the center at the back of the valley. To the left of the valley, Mount Doody looms out of the clouds above the jagged ridgeline of Cloudcroft Peaks. Across the valley, to the right is the jagged pinnacle of Mount Saint Nicholas, silhouetted against storm clouds, towering over this remote valley deep in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park. Low-hanging clouds from the surrounding rainstorm provide a wondrous sense of movement, as though the mountains are coming out of the clouds.

Mount Saint Nicholas is one of the most iconic formations in Glacier National Park and can be seen from many places within the park, including across the North Fork Valley at the Canadian border. Mount Doody is named after one of the very first park rangers who did not last very long due to excessive poaching. He and his wife later ran a very successful moonshine still where Nyack Creek meets the Flathead River, and for many years in the early railroad days, the train would stop so that passengers and crewmen could purchase their product.

About This Photograph

This inspirational scene was filmed on a stormy day in early June. Dodging weather up and down the Rocky Mountains, Lewis Range, Zedekiah followed the North Fork of the Flathead River between rainstorms as he sought out this dramatic image.

Image Rarity

The image was taken from a moving aircraft, as Zedekiah piloted the aircraft while simultaneously operating the camera. It was taken in inclement atmospheric conditions with a combination of low-hanging cumulus clouds rapidly moving storm front that was difficult to maneuver around.

Zedekiah used the manner in which these clouds shrouded the mountains as a backdrop, a scene that is utterly impossible to predict, timing and being in the place-in-space for this scene to reveal itself was crucial to this image composition.

This image comes with a very rare Cinematic Provenance Film made to illustrate how the photograph was acquired.

Lastly, it is impossible to simply walk up a trail and take the same photograph again. This image was very difficult to create, and is truly one-of-a-kind, therefore making it extremely rare.

Reserved-Limited Edition

Due to the rarity of the image, it is being offered either as part of a numbered and signed, reserved-limited edition of Five Hundred (500) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are Fifty (50) artist proofs available.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Collection Pricing

  • Reserved-Limited Edition Prints – Three Dollars ($3) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $1,512
    24” x 36” = $2,592
    32” x 48” = $4,608
    36” x 54” = $5,832
    48” x 72” = $10,368
  • Reserved-Limited Edition Volumetric Prints – Four Dollars ($4) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $2,016
    24” x 36” = $3,456
    32” x 48” = $6,144
    36” x 54” = $7,776
    48” x 72” = $13,824
  • Reserved-Limited Edition Artist Proofs – Seven Dollars ($7) per square inch
    18” x 28” = $3,528
    24” x 36” = $6,048
    32” x 48” = $10,752
    36” x 54” = $13,608
    48” x 72” = $24,192

Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.