My Bike and a GoPro

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Some things simply go together, like biking and photography.

As I mentioned in my last post, biking and photography were two hobbies I often combined. I would put my DSLR in my bike’s basket, creatively latch my tripod to the rear rack and explore the many trails in my area while stopping to take photographs along the way.

Bike Riding in Bundang Korea

But that beautiful bike—it’s in the image above—is gone (RIP) and it has been ages since I used my DSLR. Even though I love my camera, after long periods of not using it, I find that I have to ease myself back into things. It’s like an awkward reunion with a good friend I haven’t seen in a decade. I’m shy. I screw up my settings. It’s a mess.

Not wanting to deal with that, on my latest bike outing, I was DSLR-less, basket-less, selfie-stick-less, tripod-less &c. But I still tried to up my game in two substantial ways. First, I attached a GoPro. Second, I bothered to learn the very basics of Adobe Premier Pro. Thus, there’s the video ♥ Make sure you play it in HD.

I like my video because I think that what it shows is different from what most people picture when they think of Korea. At any rate, if you have any tips about filming or encoding, please let me know because I really want to learn.

Also, please let me know if you like video entries like this. Thanks!

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  • Reply Trisha June 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I haven’t ridden a bike in ages but this reminds me of wanting to bike by the Han River. I do hope I still get to go to South Korea this November! :)

    • Reply Chantelle June 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks and yes! I wanted to do that too, so I rode my bike to the river once, but then pretty much just turned back and went home because I was tired.

  • Reply Raisa June 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    That was a lot of fun to watch! 😀 The little girl around 2:55 is adorable.

    • Reply Chantelle June 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Thanks! Yes, I thought those twins were so cute.

  • Reply Tara June 29, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Neat concept! I like it, but the video made me a bit dizzy XD Then again, it’s hard holding a camera still while riding a bike, so it’s understandable :) But thanks for showing us around in . . . Bundang? It certainly is flat!

    Watching this video made me realise just how many people disregard the BIKE PATH and walk on it. ~_~; It’s a bike path for a reason!

    • Reply Chantelle June 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Sorry for the motion sickness! I don’t know how I can fix it, but I’ll try to make the camera more stable when I mount it. Anyway, you’re right: it’s Bundang/Pangyo! ^^ Honestly, I don’t mind people walking on the bike paths too much unless it’s a trail just for bikes because the surface of the paths tends to feel less painful (for all the women wearing heels) than some of the sidewalks and normally there’s enough space for everyone.

      • Reply Tara June 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

        Yeah, I noticed the surface being more comfortable, but if I were the one riding a bike, I’d hate the people on the path. I don’t have good motor reflexes, so if I see people in places I’m not expecting . . . hello future crashes! And of course it’d be my fault even though they were on the bike path. *sighs* Korea XD

  • Reply Chynna July 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Korea looks so green and luscious. I love the video. Korea has been on my list of places to visit for the longest time. I really to head over there soon!

    I would love to get a GoPro, but as they’re quite pricey, it would have to be something that I would use ALL the time and I don’t think I would. Nevertheless, if someone gifted it to me, I would be so happy 😛

    • Reply Chantelle July 2, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you. :) Korea’s definitely worth visiting. I hope you get a chance to vacation here. I really like my GoPro and was lucky enough to have received it as a gift. I don’t use it all the time, though, but it’s fun.

  • Reply Michelle July 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Awesome concept! I love the idea of seeing a surreal world of Korea this way. Man, all this bike talking makes me wanna go bike riding, which I haven’t done in ages. I love the thrill of riding with the wind in my face. Hahahaha Great post! ^^

    • Reply Chantelle July 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks. I love cycling and recommend it to everyone. Riding down hills with the wind blowing is the best.

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