After the Fire by rocamiadesign

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My inspiration for this was the Robert Fire, which swept through the Northfork Valley and Glacier National Park in 2003. It started from a small campfire, spread in the Northfork Drainage and jumped the Flathead River into Glacier National Park near Canyon Creek. The Robert Fire was devastating to parts of the Park and threatened many homes in our area. It came within a mile of our home when it approached Lake Five. I remember that we had our belongings packed, waiting for the evacuation order. We checked the bulletin board daily for news.

Made in UltraFractal 5 from a Lambda (Julia) formula. It’s one of my oldest pieces, but still one of my favorites.


Below is a photo I took this summer of the aftereffects of the Robert Fire:


  • ducilla
    ducillaalmost 4 years ago
    Those of us that live with forest/wildland fires can relate to your creation with more than just visual satisfaction..WE feel this in our hearts!…Dennis
  • Thank you, Dennis! In the western states, waiting for forest fires is a yearly ritual for all of us. It’s one way that we pay for living in areas that are rich with trees. The summer thunderstorms are the worst threat to the forests. No matter what protections that you put in place during fire season, there’s no way to stop the lightning strikes.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work. Fire is so devastating to the areas. Especially when homes are threatened or destroyed. We live with the possibility in much of southern California during August through October.

  • Thanks, Bunny! It has been worse for you than for us in this area. My son, Brian, was living in Norco when you all had that terrible summer of fires. He told us that they came within a few blocks of their home. We were checking the fire maps daily because we were worried about them and I could see that the worst of the fires were where you live.

    – rocamiadesign

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzalmost 4 years ago

    very cool design

  • Thanks, George!

    – rocamiadesign

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you for always taking the time to look at my work and for your kind comments!

    – rocamiadesign

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 4 years ago

    Well done.. This is a beauty.

  • Wow! Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work – I have often seen the skies in flames behind the mountains and it is a fearsome sight

  • Thanks, Shulie! It is fearsome and the fire gives the air a really creepy coloring. It makes some beautiful sunsets, though. The only really fiery sunsets that we’ve photographed were during a bad summer of fires.

    – rocamiadesign

  • lacitrouille
    lacitrouillealmost 4 years ago

    Sunday November 21 2010

  • Thank you so much, Josette! You don’t know how excited I am to see this featured. It’s one of my favorites, and never got any attention at DA. It was so unpopular there that I waited two years to upload it here.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Lynda K Cole-Smith
    Lynda K Cole-S...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!
    Thank you for sharing your heart-wrenching story with us.
    It’s amazing how one little spark or fire can quickly spread out of control.

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 4 years ago


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