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 stormclouds, 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 all the way 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 the 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.
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.
Due to the rarity of the image, it is being offered either as part of a numbered and signed, reserved-limited edition of ten (10) prints.
There are three (3) artist proofs available; 1 Satin Metal / 1 Volumetric / 1 Acrylic
Sole Collector Print
This image is available as one (1) sole collectors print… or as a One-of-One print. Meaning this would be the only copy ever sold. This offer is available until the first of the reserved-limited edition has sold. Then the reserved-limited edition plus artist proof edition offers are both rescinded.
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.
Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate. Collectors may choose any size or substrate desired.
Reserved-limited edition Satin Metal and Acrylic prints start at $6 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Reserved-limited edition Volumetric Prints start at $7.50 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.
Artist proofs start at $10 per square inch for each print substrate type.
Sole Collector ~ one-of-one print is $100,000.