Admittedly the belly-cam was not one of my more successful attempts, but I'll keep trying. I think some following shots could work well, but would require a riding partner of similar ability who doesn't mind taking some extra time to fiddle with the camera, and I have yet to meet that rare individual. Anyone interested in riding and photo-slutting around the front range, hit me up.
Edited by MT Skull - 6/21/14 at 8:47pm
I've been experimenting with different camera positions to hopefully provide some different looks, and capture the flow of that particular trail. IMO though, what makes video watchable is 1, good riding, and 2, and possibly more importantly, changing angles to hold the viewer's interest. POV has its place, but there's still no substitute for some good old-fashioned fixed position zooming shots. The chest, handlebar, and helmet mount can only take you so far, although throwing in a little early winter dusting of snow added some interesting contrast and handling challenges on this ride from last Fall: (the train whistle at the beginning is the Georgetown Loop Railroad, and I think just increases the charm of this front range gem)
Full disclosure: I do ride other trails, but as long as I've been riding, one of the things I've always enjoyed most is getting to know a particular trail intimately, and experiencing all the subtle nuances that weather and season changes introduce, except ice glazed wheels and rim brakes. Them's scary!!!
Anyway, I did you guys a favor, not framing in my goofy mug!