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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Go West Foto SmugMug Gallery Update

I removed all watermarks from the Go West Foto SmugMug gallery.   Not having the watermarks enhances the viewing experience and I have confidence that the SmugMug copyright and right click protection settings will keep my images safe without them.   To view the site, which displays the Go West Foto galleries in high resolution with the option to buy, click here.  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Emerald Bay Transitions

Location: Emerald Bay. Lake Tahoe Basin. California/Nevada.
Dates: 2/12, 4/13, 5/13, 8/13, 11/13, 1/14, 2/14.

"Emerald Bay Transitions" consists of time lapse footage shot on 7 different occasions around Emerald Bay (Lake Tahoe).

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Go West Foto Youtube Channel

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"90 Seconds of April Powder"

GoPro footage shot over a 3 day period in the Tahoe backcountry during the first week of April (2014). After experiencing such a dry winter, it was great to get into the backcountry for some deep, light powder just before high pressure returned to Northern California.

Featured Locations:  Waterhouse Peak, California Chutes (Kirkwood Sidecountry), Rubicon Peak (West Shore).

Filmed and edited by David N. Braun. Soundtrack created by David N. Braun using royalty free loops in Garageband software.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Macro Photos

Two additions to the Macro gallery were made today.    One image is of a Banana Yucca plant and the other is of a Hedgehog Cactus.   Both were shot in Arizona.

To view in high res, follow the links below:

"Banana Yucca from Above"

"Hedgehog Cactus in the Sun"

California Chute in Powder -- 4/14

Raw, unedited gopro footage from the California chute area in the  Kirkwood sidecountry.  Conditions were ideal for this run.  The snow was light, dry, and stable.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Havasu Falls and Havasu Creek

Location: Mooney Falls, Havasu Falls, Navajo Falls, Havasu Creek. Havasupai Indian Reservation. Grand Canyon. Arizona.
Date: March, 2014.

Short edit consisting of footage from the major waterfalls on Havasu Creek in the Grand Canyon. The footage was taken while on a 3 day, 20 plus mile backpacking trip on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.

*Images from this trip have been added to the Go West Foto Arizona gallery. They can be viewed in high resolution with the option to purchase by clicking here:

Filmed with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 24 - 105 L Series Lens.

Soundtrack created using royalty free loops in Garageband.

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