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Chief Mountain Autumn
Chief Mountain, autumn, fall colors, golden aspen, yellow trees, Glacier National Park, Babb, Montana
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Chief Mountain Autumn • A thick blanket of golden aspens lay at the foot of Chief Mountain in Glacier National Park. 

Just north of Babbs rising abruptly out of the northern plains on the northeast side of Glacier National Park is a most impressive tower; Chief Mountain. The peak is easily seen from Montana and Alberta because of the rapid 5,000 foot altitude gain over the Great Plains which are due east of the mountain. Despite the Chief being mostly in Montana, the distinctive eastern face quickly becomes hidden by the east/west running ridge that makes up Mini Glacier's northern escarpment. Chief Mountain makes a fine crown for the dozens of square miles of golden aspen at its feet.

Chief Mountain has been a sacred mountain to Native American tribes for centuries. The Blackfoot name for the mountain is Ninastiko. The mountain was seen by white explorers in the late 18th century and was known as "Kings Peak" on maps produced in the United Kingdom in 1795. Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, saw the mountain in 1805 and called it "Tower Mountain."The name was changed in the late 19th century in reflection of Blackfeet naming of the mountain which was "Great Chief". When Glacier National Park was created in 1910, the summit and most prominent eastern slopes of the mountain were located within the park, leaving only the lower slopes within Blackfeet jurisdiction. I hope someday my new Blackfoot friend, Glen Stillsmoking, gets the chance to place a Buffalo Skull at the top of the mountain.

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Traditional Fine Art Prints • I have all fine art prints printed at Bay Photo, an internationally known custom color lab.  After printing, Bay Photo ships the print to me for inspection and signing, I then ship them along to you. This takes awhile, be patient.

I spec them on “Moab’s  Lasal Exhibition Luster” photo paper. This paper weighs in at a healthy 300gsm, ideal for gallery and exhibition prints, the new fourth-generation coating ensures the highest possible d-max and color holdout. With product names like Entrada, Colorado, and Lasal its easy to see the source of inspiration for Legion Paper's Moab brand. Created in Moab, UT surrounded by the endless red rock wonders of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, the Colorado River, and the LaSal Mountains, the Moab line of archival, digital imaging papers continues to rely on that inspiration to design premium solutions for digital photographers and artists.

Your paper print product will come pre-mounted on 3/16" Gator Foamboard, a very rigid, durable, and lightweight backing that will not warp, the premium backing for fine art prints. Having messed up prints myself putting them on mountaing board you will appreciate the extra effort and expanese.

 

 

MetalPrints - Stunning Prints on Aluminum in Sizes up to 4x8' MetalPrints™ represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Your images will take on an almost magical luminescence. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed.