Normally I don’t go out on New Year’s Eve, as a matter of fact I don’t even stay up, just go to bed at 10 pm, and sleep through the year change….. what do you expect when you are older 🙂
This year what with Covid-19 and having to stay home all the time, it kind of drives me nuts, so I thought what-the-heck, I’m going to drive into town and check the fireworks out like I’m in my 20s, 30s, etc. So I took a nap in the afternoon to make sure I won’t be sleepy at midnight, which definitely worked.
My wife thought I was being romantic, however, I actually wanted to mount my GoPro 8 on top of my car bicycle rack to see if it does a better job in comparison to my Sony FDR-X3000, and whilst at it document the fireworks whilst at it.
Here’s the video of the drive into town and the fireworks thereafter.
For comparison sakes, here’s the Sony FDR X3000 mounted on top of the car on a drive into Bangkok central at night.
Both videos suffered from vibration, through no fault of the camera, but actually how the camera was mounted. On the Sony footage, I applied a filter to hide the distortion of the vibration. Anyway, let me know what you think.
All in all, I’m glad I stayed up and took my wife to the fireworks display, I think she greatly enjoyed it. We both like to do something different all the time, adventurous souls.
I need to confess, originally I had planned to park on Taksin bridge and set up two cameras, the GoPro 8 and the Sony FDR X3000, using my the clamp arm of my Thule bicycle rack as a “tripod” mount (see picture below).
But as it turned out, a policeman was on the bridge chasing away those with intentions to park and disrupt traffic, so I was forced to drive off and park somewhere before walking back up the bridge. In total honesty, the policeman performed his job well, besides I would have been blocking other road users and causing unnecessary traffic jams, especially to those wanting to go home, or emergency services.
Anyway, let me know what you think of the video.