Snow circles

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 🙂

A perfect day... for making snow circles :) My dad walking around in circles

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.

Paul flying his kite, my parents watching Paul with the kite & camera installation

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…

Our snow circles from above, I am carefully walking back in my own tracks Snow circles from above Our snow circles from above, the messy trail is from some guy with his dog

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!

5 Responses to “Snow circles”

  1. maaike says:

    Wow, dit is echt heel erg cool!! En het zijn prachtige foto’s geworden. 🙂

    • Hanneke says:

      Dankje Maaike 🙂 was echt leuk om te doen! Wil het eigenlijk nog eens ergens buiten Tromsø proberen, zodat niet iedereen er doorheen loopt 😉 en dan misschien met sneeuwschoenen? Die in Colorado waren een stuk netter 😀

  2. Pam Berg says:

    Hi Hanneke,
    I absolutely love the circles! I have set them as my backgroud at work, which includes 2 18″ monitors. 🙂 They look very pretty. The photography and story are spectacular. Thank you. I think of you often and check your blog weekly! Safe travels.
    Pam Berg

    • Hanneke says:

      Thanks Pam! They were so much fun to make 🙂 It’s nice to hear from you, hope you are doing well. Take care! Hanneke

  3. Nuno says:

    Wonderful snow circles!!!
    It reminds me of Japanese art on sand.
    It seems to me that it was a day well spent with your family!
    Greetings!