I Think I May Have Opened Pandora’s Box

A picture taken by me of me taking a picture. My apologies if the Universe explodes somewhere around lunchtime.

Me taking a picture of me taking a picture

When in doubt, pinky out!

During our trip to California, I found that I prefer to set the GoPro to picture mode rather than video mode. The picture quality is much better than pulling video stills and it is easier to pinpoint just the frames you want to keep and dump the rest.

I also found that there were some silly candid shots that get taken when you forget to stop the GoPro from shooting. I may have to save those for their own post like Is This Thing On? 🙂


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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9 Responses

  1. Ronman says:

    Man oh man do those roads look like fun.

  2. Dar says:

    Wow those are some really pretty twisty roads! I find I am getting more enchanted with motorcycling the more I ride. Next summer I can see some local motorcycle trips up island happening. I need to log some highway miles and miles in general before we plan on anything too big. Experience is the best teacher so they say. My hub has a GoPro, but we haven’t used it much yet. I think I may strap it on my bike and go for a wander some time soon.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I’ve been following along on your progress as a new motorcyclist, Dar. It’s so great to read your posts – the excitement comes through in every one. 🙂

      I cant wait to read about your first trip.

  3. Anthony says:

    I got a Gopro recently and have used it for video heaps so far, but haven’t done much with the stills mode……I’m doing a ride on saturday and think I’ll flick it onto stills mode and see what I can come up with.

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I noticed that between the 1 second and 3 second modes – you will capture a lot more views of “see what i see” in 1 second mode – you would never think that 3 seconds could be too long, but in some cases it was.

      Yes, you will have a TON of photos from the camera. but they take up much less space on the memory card & seem to use less battery. And… you can delete them in big chunks, only picking out the ones you want.

      Looking forward to seeing how it went!

  4. Tim Frazier says:

    You have a GoPro? Where all the riding video? Guess I’ll have to look through your site archives.

    I have a Contour HD 1080p…doesn’t have a picture mode. Kinda wish it did now that you mention such a thing.

    The danger of fellow motorcycle blog perusal is you find out you must have gadgets that you otherwise never would have needed.

  5. Stephen Mau says:

    Hey Fuzzy,

    Really enjoying your blog. I have a GoPro too and also prefer the photo setting to video. I’ve always had mine set to 5 seconds, but I think I’ll dial it down to 3 seconds and try that for a bit. There are times when I was hoping I had captured something and unfortunately 5 seconds was too long. I too love getting in from a ride to see what quirky photos the GoPro has taken. Most are throwaways, but there’s always 15-20 that are gold!

    In all, I love the cam, but I do find that the fish-eye lens does kind of flatten/straighten out hills/curves, and makes riders in front or behind me look way further away than they actually are. Do you find that frustrating?


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