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.
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 Five Hundred (500) prints.
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.
- 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