"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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