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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 | 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
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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 photo
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BEAUTI photography travel photography Saskatchewan travel photographer Panama Central America Panama City Panama Casco street photo photo
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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
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We went under the Bridge of the Americas and later the Friendship Bridge.

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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
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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
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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
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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!

1 May 2017 - 7:47 pm

Laurie - wow, wow, wow!! gorgeous!!

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

1 May 2017 - 7:48 pm

Laurie - so pretty and so excited for warm days and everything fresh and green!!!

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.

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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!!

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

Kelvin + Elaine | 40th Anniversary Wascana Park

It was special to photograph this wonderful couple that recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.  What a beautiful reason to celebrate!!

Around their anniversary date the temperatures were -30 to -40 celcius so it was a welcome sight with some mid-February days in the forecast above freezing.  We met up in Regina and took photos around Wascana Park.  A significant place as this couple spent time on many occasions walking, visiting and enjoying picnics here at this park back when they were dating and throughout the years.  It was fun to hear about the evening of their engagement as we walked along the pathway very close to where their proposal actually happened.  As well as their wedding day and included a photo from their beginning as husband + wife.  It’s neat to hear love stories, each one unique and special.  And best of all to see a love story continuing and to capture genuine love + happiness 40 years in to their marriage!!  It’s inspiring!  With ruby representing this milestone anniversary the bouquet of roses was a nice touch.  I loved Elaine’s choice of 3 ruby colored roses to represen the past, present and future!  Wishing you two more years of happiness, wonderful memories and love filled days!!!

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BEAUTI photography Tribune SK outdoor lifestyle photographer Regina couple photography outdoor winter 40th wedding anniversary Wascana Park Regina Saskatchewan happily married couple Bradys House of Flowers red roses bouquet Legislative Building photo
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BEAUTI photography Tribune SK outdoor lifestyle photographer Regina couple photography outdoor winter 40th wedding anniversary Wascana Park Regina Saskatchewan happily married couple holding hands photo
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BEAUTI photography Tribune SK outdoor lifestyle photographer Regina couple photography outdoor winter 40th wedding anniversary Wascana Park Regina Saskatchewan happily married couple Bradys House of Flowers ruby anniversary flower roses bouquet photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune SK outdoor lifestyle photographer Regina couple photography outdoor winter 40th wedding anniversary Wascana Park Regina Saskatchewan happily married couple Bradys House of Flowers ruby anniversary flower roses bouquet wedding rings photo
BEAUTI photography Tribune SK outdoor lifestyle photographer Regina couple photography outdoor winter 40th wedding anniversary Wascana Park Regina Saskatchewan happily married couple Bradys House of Flowers ruby anniversary flower roses bouquet photo
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Flower Bouquet: Brady’s House of Flowers

27 February 2017 - 4:36 pm

Joan - What sweet pictures of a very special couple! The flowers… a very personal Elaine touch.My favourite would be the last one. Thanks for capturing the essence of this happy couple Jenelle.

27 February 2017 - 1:01 pm

Sharon - What beautiful photos celebrating this wonderful milestone! I have known Elaine from the time of our Vancouver days and so it was special to see her and Kelvin here. As always, great job Janelle!