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    What does BEAUTI mean to you?

    beau-ty (n.pl.) Any of those attributes of form, sound, color, character, behavior, achievement, etc., which give pleasure and gratification to the senses or to the mind. Something excellent of its kind.

    BEAUTI is more than physical attractiveness. BEAUTI surrounds us in many forms.

    BEAUTI portrayed inside and out. BEAUTI at every age, in every stage of life. BEAUTI of this incredible world we live in. BEAUTI of emotions and feelings of the moment. BEAUTI that cannot be put into words.

    Discovering. Cherishing. Capturing.

    Thank you for checking out my blog, feel free to look around and add a comment or send me a note. Sharing life’s BEAUTIs from my perspective…enjoy! Jenelle

Panama | Playa Coronado and El Valle

We loved the time in Panama City and it was the perfect number of days to see what we wanted there and then we all were ready to head further out!  We rented a vehicle in Panama City and headed off on the Pan-American Highway along the Pacific Coast to Coronado.  Our friends from Canada that moved down there booked condos for us to stay at just a short walk from the beach.  The Pacific Ocean in Panama is really quite warm and the beach is interesting with the mix of tan and black sands.  It was a long beach, perfect for walks or a morning run and a relaxing place to melt into the sand in the hot sunshine when we had a chance.  It worked really well to stay in this area and tour from there.

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle black sand beach photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle black sand beach walkway photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical fruit truck photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle black sand beach bougainvillea photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle black sand beach sunset photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle black sand beach sunset photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle fresh baked pizza stone pizza oven photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle colourful Panamian school bus photo

We really enjoyed a couple day trips into the jungle on winding paved roads.  An amazing hike at El Valle which is a volcano crater.  The scenery was stunning and we want to go back and explore more in the mountains there!  The views really were unreal.  We had one of our best meals of the trip at the beautiful La Casa de Lourdes, you’ll see why Kent’s dessert was called the El “Heart Attack”!!  The disappointing part of that day was I put my camera batteries in a different bag than we ended up taking and forgot so before we got to the best parts of our touring I was down to using my iPhone.  So I definitely need a repeat of that day to capture the beauty on camera!

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle butterfly photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama El Valle tropical vacation jungle scenery Panama mountain landscape iPhone6 photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama El Valle tropical vacation jungle scenery Panama mountain hike landscape iPhone6 photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle scenery El Valle House of Lourdes restaurant iPhone6 photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle scenery El Valle House of Lourdes restaurant swimming pool El Heart Attack brownie dessert iPhone6 photo

Then we also spent a day to see where Marty + Cara are building their house in the jungle.  It was really neat to see their project and picture where home is for them.  We went to a little resort nearby for lunch and then swam in natural swimming pools in the jungle above a pretty waterfall.  We were happy they shared this hidden gem with us!!  Locals know best!

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BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle Panamanian cemetery colorful graffiti barbershop photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle coffee beans tree photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle El Martillada photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada resort restaurant photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada resort river rio photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada natural pools jungle swimming photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada natural pools jungle waterfall photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada natural pools jungle photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle La Martillada natural pools jungle orange orchard photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation sunset photo

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle bougainvillea concrete fence photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation jungle colorful houses photo

I have wanted to try paddle boarding so we got a couple rentals.  It was super windy out on the water so one direction was much easier than the other! It was nice to spend time at another beach.  Being by and in the ocean is always good.  Until it ends with getting pummelled by waves, hit by the board and my nose filled with salt water.  So now I need to learn how to ride back in to shore when the waves are bigger!

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation paddle boarding photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation surf lessons paddle boarding photo

I always loved watching the fishing boats.  Heading out in the morning and back in at sunset.  We enjoyed ‘pescado entero’ when we’d go out to eat.  A whole fish cooked up!  It’s hard for me to choose a meat to order over fresh fish when by the ocean.  I know it’s not for everyone but it was seriously so good.  Every time!

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation fishing boats photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical Panama fishing boats photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Coronado point sunset photo

We intended to stay at Coronado and then drive back the day of our flight but locals know best and as we sat in traffic – for a drive twice as long to the city as it could be – we were glad they suggested we spend a nite at the Riande Aeropuerto Hotel.  It’s a beautiful resort and super relaxing atmosphere to soak up the last bit of time in tropical paradise!

BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama airport photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama airport palm tree orchids photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama airport restaurant photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama airport resort relaxation palm trees photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Playa Coronado beach palm trees tropical vacation Riande Aeropuerto Hotel Panama airport palm trees swimming pool resort photo

From the airplane window.  The last bit of land we saw at the Atlantic Ocean coast.  The east end of the Panama Canal and ships either at the start or end of their journey from one ocean across to the other.  Working on these photos again makes me want to go back!  We have recommendations for anyone interested in visiting this beautiful country!!!  We had such a great trip!

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Panama | Panama City and the Panama Canal

Some of our friends moved to Panama over a year ago and it was in our mind to visit them sometime and explore this country in Central America.  When we met up with them in Calgary after Christmas and heard all great things about Panama, we decided to make our thoughts of going on a winter vacation a reality!  After we booked our flights, my parents asked to join and we invited our uncle as well so we had a fun crew to tour around with!!  It was the first trip with my newly purchased Canon 5DmIV camera and a great chance to quickly see how much I prefer it over the previous model.  I’m really happy I upgraded!

We started off with a few days right in Panama City, staying at the Eurostars Hotel which was nice and the location worked great.  There was an incredible view of the city from the pool deck on the 27th floor.  The first day we did a hop on/hop off city bus tour and spent the morning at the Miraflores Visitor Centre.  It was really interesting to learn about the Panama Canal, how it was built and watch a couple ships pass through the locks from the viewing terrace.  We also enjoyed lunch out on Flamingo Island and then wandering the cobblestone streets Casco Viejo admiring the Spanish Colonial architecture and colorful buildings.  It was fascinating to be in the historic area of the city and then look across to the pretty, modern skyline all part of the same city.  We got into a sketchy yet interesting area – there were many security guards around – but seems we missed a good portion of that part of the old city before we ended up by the fish market.

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BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City street photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Miraflores Visitor Centre ship passing through locks photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture church photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Flamingo Island hop on hop off bus tour photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City skyline highway over the Pacific Ocean photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture palm trees photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture doorway photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco street photo photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture pink building photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful blooms gardens photo
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BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture traffic photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco cobblestone street photo beautiful Spanish colonial architecture Pacific Ocean photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City skyline Eurostars Hotel pool deck city view photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City skyline Eurostars Hotel swimming pool deck city view photo

It was great to learn about the canal at the visitor centre and see ships pass through from that perspective and the following day take a Panama Canal partial transit boat tour.  It was amazing to be out on the water and better understand how the canal works.  An engineering marvel of the world!

It takes ships 8-10 hours to pass from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean (or vice versa) and the record toll paid by a ship to pass through is getting close to a million dollars in the new expanded locks but saves nearly 3 weeks of travel when ships have to go around South America so it’s worth it.  In three sets of locks on the west side of Gatun Lake, our boat raised up 86 feet from sea level to match the lake’s elevation.  We were tagging along with the Mermaid Express and found it neat to watch the tugboats help manoeuvre such a massive ship through the canal and into the locks.  I have to say the Panama Canal was really interesting.  A new experience for me!  And incredible to think of the work that went into creating the canal and the constant management required to keep everything organized as so many ships use this shortcut to move freight around the world.

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BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour harbour photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit morning boat tour Pacific Ocean photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean canal pilot boat photo

We went under the Bridge of the Americas and later the Friendship Bridge.

BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Bridge of the Americas Pan-American highway photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean ship loading yard photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour massive ship Pacific Ocean ship docks photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Mermaid Express ship tugboats photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express tugboats photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express tugboat in lock photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express tugboat photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express water photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express Gatun Lake photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express San Pedro locks photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express water level difference photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Mermaid Express Friendship Bridge photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks WWII crane cruiseship photo
BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Viator Panama Canal partial transit boat tour Pacific Ocean Miraflores Locks Gatun Lake Culebra cut photo

I hope to share the second part of our trip soon…Playa Coronado and a couple day trips into the jungle!

First Day of Spring | 2017

I absolutely love this time of year as the days get evidently longer and the air is slightly warmer (some days!).  The snow drifts are quickly melting away filling our yard with puddles and much to my husband’s dislike, there’s mud.  I think it all feels so hopeful as the earth is starting to wake up again after a cold, snowy winter!  Spring makes me think of flowers so here’s photos of tulips with the excitement of moving into a new season of the year!

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Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer first day of spring tulips happy spring flowers change of season photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer first day of spring tulips happy spring flowers change of season Joules wellies flowers in rubber boots photo
Tribune Saskatchewan outdoor lifestyle photographer first day of spring tulips happy spring flowers change of season Joules wellies flowers in rubber boots old barn photo

These Prairie Skies | Photo Book

Growing up on the prairies of southern Saskatchewan, I have enjoyed and admired these magnificent, lively skies many (MANY) days of my life.  I decided that throughout the year of 2016 I would make a conscious effort to capture the skies with my professional camera.  Each month I shared some of my photos here on the blog and have now put together a hardcover photo book filled with 90 pages of sky photos.  A collection of my favorite images from this series.  The intensity, variety, designs, colors, it’s immensity, vibrancy, formation of clouds.  It’s amazing and interesting.  The prairie sky truly is ever-changing artwork!

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I had people express interest in also getting a copy of the book.  I am happy to have some fellow prairie sky fans to share these beautiful photos with!!  For anyone wanting to purchase, photo books are $68.  If you are a gift-giver: purchase 2 books for $64 per book.  3 or more books are $60 each.  There is 5% GST applicable across Canada and 5% PST for all Saskatchewan orders.  Please note, this pricing can only be guaranteed for the first order of books.  Books will be available for pickup/delivery by April 10th or earlier — please pre-order.  Shipping is not included but can be arranged.

The image below is the front cover and this image continues to the left as it wraps around the spine to the back cover as well.

Tribune Saskatchewan photographer These Prairie Skies photo book colourful beautiful prairie skies sunset sunrise incredible clouds colorful skies land of the living skies coffee table photo book pre-order Saskatchewan prairies southern Sask front cover photo

For anyone wanting to see the inside pages of the book, here is a link to view in the online gallery.  You will need to ‘Register’ which is entering your name, email address and creating a password – unless you have previously visited the gallery before then you can simply log in.  Then choose BEAUTI Fine Art and then the These Prairie Skies album where you will be able to click through the pages of the book and order if you wish.  You can place an order in the gallery, by email (jenelle@beautiphotography.com) or call/text me directly.  If you are in the local area and wish to see a sample book, please contact me!

They are a wonderful coffee table book, gift for a family member or friend and lovely book for your home!  The first 10 orders will also receive a bonus gift of mini notecards.  Thank you very much, I look forward to sharing these beautiful prairie sky views with you and for you to have a photo book to enjoy in your own home!!

Tribune Saskatchewan photographer These Prairie Skies photo book colourful beautiful prairie skies sunset sunrise incredible clouds colorful skies land of the living skies coffee table photo book pre-order Saskatchewan prairies southern Sask book spread photo

To view 2016 photos by month: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December