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Boquete Foto Tour and Workshop
April 9th, 2012
1:00 – 5:00PM
Boquete, PanamaOnly $59
Would you spend $59 dollars to learn how to compose and capture thought-provoking, jaw-dropping fotos?
Sure you would!
Are you frustrated and angry with the mediocre shots coming out of your BIG BUCK$ camera gear?
Maybe you’re happy with what you shoot, but you want to achieve a higher level of photo skills?
Or maybe you just want to see and photograph rustic Boquete with some really cool, like-minded individuals from all over the world.
If this sounds like you, my Foto Tour and Workshop has your name on it!
Visit our website to see actual examples and full details of our unique Foto Tour and Workshop.
DON’T DELAY – Tour and Workshop limited to 6 attendees!
Sign Up For Our April 9th Downtown Tour & Workshop!
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE
Legendary motorcycle adventurer, videographer, editor and YouTuber, Ryan Grassley, will be video documenting our April 9th Tour and Workshop, as well as pitching in as a gaffer (lighting assistant).
If you haven’t seen his work, get on over to his YouTube channel “HalfThrottle Motorcycle Adventures“.
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I received the following as a comment on the Chiriqui Watch Post. It should have just been entered in the Chiriqui Watch Site. I will enter it. I decided I would also post it as a normal post to get the word out incase some one is propositioned to buy the camera. I am assuming that this was yesterday (March 30, 2012).
just been robbed of my money papers and camera and what i will miss most 3 memorysticks one I think was 4 gig , one of 12 gig and one realy big 32 gig bite one full of all the pictures I took the last 2 and a half months [ finca dracula , killing of a pig at a friends house , pictures of Panama city ,and some from the vet clinic in Volcan some files marked Marijke — camera can be replaced — if somebody sees a camera in a black bag being offered or finds memorysticks just let me know , I ll ask serial nrs to my husband as all the details of the camera back home in France — last pictures taken in Volcan on the road , just roadsigns … interior of a house with a lady standing in front …. 3 pictures of a local little boy in the panaderia in Volcan and some pictures in a bar in Paso Ancho by what I rekkon were very unexperienced young boys , almost certain not indigenous but panamanian … called the police who didnt show up , took a taxi to volcan to report , but only one man in the office who said they were sending somebody down tomorrow —oh well , got a few knocks on the head …. tried to kick one in his balls , bit nr 2 and tried to hurt nr 3 by trying to twist his fingers badly I didnt succeed unfortunately , would have loved to have broken some fingers …
thanks for the help … got some money left , not much for the last 3 weeks of my stay , not sure how to get papers sorted , guess I ll have to ask the police , luckily have doubles of passport and flight tickets in my suitcases
PS this happened in Paso Ancho where I help out in a school as a volunteer amonghst a lot of other little things
Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
You are invited to an exhibition of paintings by noted local artist, Marjorie Freiburghaus, being held April 4th through April 7th, at the chapel and adjacent locales in Valle Escondido, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Ms. Freiburghaus has exhibited in multiple galleries in Panama City where she’s frequently commissioned for private pieces. She’s gaining popularity in Boquete, as well, for her colorful abstract, scenic, and folk depictions.
This event is a benefit to raise funds for oncology treatment. Nineteen works will be displayed and available for purchase. On the final day of the event, there will be an auction for any remaining pieces, between 4 pm and 6 pm.
For additional information call: 720-2454.
You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
I have received questions in the past about camera repair in Panama. A friend recently had a Canon Lens repaired and I thought the experience might be of entrust to others.
Canon Repairs–camera, lens, etc.
After problems with an expensive canon SLR lens, I emailed Canon/Panama to check my options. I was quickly answered by Elzebir Montenegro at email@example.com.
Ms. Montenegro told me (in Spanish, but English will probably work as well) that I could ship the lens from David to Panama City with a shipper she recommended.
I ended up going to PC on other business and delivered the lens in person. Canon is next to the Multimax store in Tumba Muerto; your cabbie will find it easily. I left the lens and got a receipt.
It took several weeks before I heard more. I was asked to approve the replacement of internal elements for a cost of $278 (!!, but the lens is worth $1200). I was emailed a credit card approval form which I printed, filled out, scanned (all on my $40 Canon machine!) and sent. The lens was finished in 4 days and then shipped overnight to David by Servientregas (775-8593) for an additional $18.
Servientregas is located on the Pan Americana. Going toward PC, it’s the first big complex on the left past the big Arrocha. Pull in past the trucks and go to the back.
If you are going to ship to Canon, get your gear professionally packaged. Servientregas recommended HDL in David (across from Banco General).
In sum, the lens works fine, and I am a happy camper.
A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
I received the following for posting.
There have been 3 violent home invasions in the greater Boquete area within the last 8 or so days. The latest incident occurs last night 25-MAR-12 in which unknown perpetrators forced their way into the homes of the victims and brutally beat and robbed them. It is understood that deadly weapons have been used in at least 2 of the incidents. The following is the original message communicated on a public community forum in the Boquete area.
“ Another violent home invasion occurred last night, Sunday March 25, and with it was an attempted sexual assault.
If “we” as a community are going to work together to put an end to these types of incidents we will have to to take a proactive role in working together in identifying these violent criminals. Violent home invasions are on the rise throughout the world and the solution is for the community to work together and become our own ” force”, and if that means identifying and following suspicious individuals so be it.
Please get the facts straight about what happened in Florida and do not fall for the media’s portrayal that this was some king of vigilante killing of an innocent person. Below is the link to an article I am in agreement with regarding the circumstances regarding that unfortunate incident. http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=203898
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Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.