Antwerp ride with Gopro city marketing photos

Parkje TentoonstellingswijkOther urgent activities this Saturday (one of them: visiting a BMW car dealer ;-)) and very bad weather on Sunday, make that only a little ride around Antwerp was possible this weekend. A little tour around Antwerp: ideal also to shoot some GoPro “city marketing” pictures of Antwerp and surroundings.

On the menu: A bit river (Schelde) side, a bit harbor and via the North of Antwerpen (Ekeren) back home; part of the route via parks and cyclist only roads (i.e. the “Ringfietspad”).

My new GoPro stayed in the same position (see previous ride). And instead of using the timelapse mode, I took individual photos.

Some first conclusions/drawbacks:

  • having the GoPro installed on the handlebar of course makes that only pictures right ahead can be made
  • the two default settings of the GoPro Session are: Video & Timelapse; switching to Photo mode is fairly simple, but has to be done every time the camera shuts down to save battery.
  • images are taken in “super wide” mode; ideal for landscapes, less when taking pictures with objects close to the lens (and large deformations).

The best images can be found below: 12 images of about 50 were retained and edited with Google Photo (crop and/or “auto” image amelioration). Challenge for the reader: Find the one image taken with my smartphone.

A next time I’ll try the following : GoPro strapped on the helmet, wide instead of super wide and make small timelapse image sets (e.g. with a 1 second interval) instead of using the single photo mode.


Strava ride details

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:06:43 01:55:52 45.65 23.64 48.24 72.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

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