The Sleeping Giant by Ken McElroy

Looking over the rooftops of downtown Helena Montana (USA), one sees the geologic feature know as “The Sleeping Giant”. The figure is really quite distinct bearing an uncany likeness to a man lying on his back; with the head beginning about a third of the way in from the right margin. A prominent nose, then the massive chest rises above the head at about the center of the picture. Geologist figure that the “head” was once the crown of the mountain which composes the “chest” and slid off during an earthquake long, long ago.

Canon EOS-7D, Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS, 100mm 1/200, f/20, ISO 125, Processed in Lightroom.

3002 Views, 4 features on 1/4/15

Featured in;
  1. Hometown Photography
  2. Great Plains of North America
  3. Artist’s Universe
  4. Downtown


3rd Generation Montanan, raised with a camera in hand, matriculated at U of M (GRIZ) with degrees in History and Creative Writing. Amassing Canon gear to enjoy in my retirement. I spend whatever time I can in Yellowstone and various other Montana wild venues.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunover 4 years ago

    Thanks for the information and the very lovely capture of this sleeping giant, and the city of Helena.

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 4 years ago

    great view! I like : )

  • Thanks, Stephanie – I appreciate the feedback and support.

    – Ken McElroy

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

  • GiselaSchneider
    GiselaSchneiderover 4 years ago

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 4 years ago

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyover 4 years ago

    Great image – Congratulations on your feature in Hometown Photography- Sue

  • Thanks, Sue – it really turned out to be an iconic image of this place – I was thrilled to see how it worked out.

    – Ken McElroy

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 4 years ago

    It has been a while since I have visited Helena. Ken as usual you have captured me with the contrast of not only colors but the light and dark as well. Excellent work.

  • Thanks, Scott. Always good to hear from you – very encouraging. Best wishes,

    – Ken McElroy

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations Ken!!!

  • Thanks for the encouragement, Teresa – best wishes – Ken

    – Ken McElroy

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerabout 4 years ago

    Congrats Kem …

  • Many thanks, Barb, for your support.

    – Ken McElroy

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