Last Sunday I was browsing the internet and came upon this article about snow circles. My parents were visiting and we all admired the neat circles made in Colorado, filmed with a remotely controlled helicopter. Outside, heavy snow showers had unexpectedly made way for a perfectly sunny day. We jokingly discussed making our own snow circles on the football field in front of our house. Just then, a group of 20 bouncy kids arrived, and within minutes the huge untouched area of snow became unusable 😀
We decided to go for a walk to Telegrafbukta to enjoy the sunshine and the fresh snow. When we got there, we found we were one of the first visitors – most of the snow was untouched! My dad immediately grabbed his chance and started walking around in a spiral 🙂
Paul had brought his kite with camera – his latest hobby, it’s called Kite Aerial Photography. Suddenly we realised we had all the tools for making our own snow circles AND photographing them from the air.
My dad and I made several circles, it was fun! A couple of passers-by were quite puzzled by what we’re doing, and a few took photos of us. Others were less appreciating of our “art” and walked straight through our circles with their dog, argh! 😉 Paul got his kite up and managed to get a few nice pictures. It’s quite tricky to get good photos from the kite, as you’re never quite sure what the camera sees. The camera is programmed to take a photo at certain intervals, in this case every 14 seconds. Here are the 3 best photos…
We had so much fun with this project 😀 Afterwards we sent the photos to the journalist who wrote the first article, and she published a new article with our photos here. So cool!
That sunny Sunday was such a perfect day, from the start (making the snow circles) to the finish (watching the northern lights) – more photos coming soon!