"Demerara Dusk" (2008, July)
Photographer: William G. Vicars
Equipment: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ7.
Taken from the river deck of the Prairie International Hotel at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, in Guyana, South America (about 15 miles from Georgetown).
Photographer notes: Night had fallen and the river was quite dark. To the human eye there was only blackness. My camera however saw a completely different scene. I steadied my camera on the wooden railing and used an ISO of 1250 to get the shot.
The Demerara River is a river in eastern Guyana that rises in the central rainforests of the country and flows to the north for 346 kilometres until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. A Dutch colony of the same name was once established along the river's banks. The colony founded a sugarcane industry that continues to thrive to this day (Wikipedia, 2008). Sugar from this industry is used to make the widely exported El Dorado Rum -- which in turn takes its name from the legends of the lost city of gold believed by many to be hidden in the rainforests of Guyana.
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