Scotiabank Guyana 2011 Calendar

Well, it’s not the first time I’ve had a photo used in a project, but this is the first time since I started a blog  🙂  I had two photographs printed in the 2010 Calendar for the Guyana National Trust.

Scotiabank (Guyana) did their 2011 Calendars through a firm called KRITI, who approached a number of photographers who had some local scenes with a slight emphasis on the skies above, be it dramatic skies, overcast skies or just beautifully clouded skies.  Of the six photographs featured, there were five “local” photographers and one foreign photographer (who lived here for two years, so he’s as local as foreigners get).

Below are some snapshots of the calendar with links to the photographer’s pages that I could get. (Click on the photos to go to the photographer’s pages)

Starting of was Nikhil’s image along the LBI (La Bonne Intention) shore,


Nikhil Ramkarran: LBI Foreshore

Then Dwayne Hackette’s Sunset along the Berbice River,


Dwayne Hackette: Sunset on the Berbice River

Phillip William’s Earth Station photograph,


Philip Williams: Earth Station, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, Guyana

Rustom Seegopaul’s Georgetown from the Harbour Bridge crossing the Demerara River


Rustom Seegopaul: Georgetown in the Horizon, view from the Demerara Harbour Bridge, Demerara River

My Lonesome Tree photograph from the Hamburg (Tiger Island) in the Essequibo River (taken when I shot with a Canon S5 Bridge Camera


Michael Lam: Lonesome Tree, Tiger Island, Essequibo River

and to top it all off with James Broscombe’s Great Balls of Fire, from the Rupununi


James Broscombe: Great Balls of Fire

To be absolutely frank, the image of James’ Great Balls of Fire in the calendar does not do the original photo Justice, definitely click on the image above for a good look at the photo on his blog.

It should be noted that these cover all three major rivers of Guyana, the Georgetown Coastline and the Interior.  If you are a Scotiabank Guyana customer, make sure to collect your copy  🙂

Thanks to Scotiabank and a special thanks to Sita at KRITI.

22 thoughts on “Scotiabank Guyana 2011 Calendar

  1. Annie

    Great photo selections 🙂 I’ll definitely get me a copy. Good to see local scenery from mostly local photographers in our calenders 🙂 must note that the pic selected for both Nik and James happen to be my favourites from their personal collections 🙂

  2. fidal

    Hey Mike, glad to see the local pics – you guys really putting up some great work. Happy people are not just pulling photos off the net and making calendars 🙂
    Big up to the photographers –

  3. Congrats to all the photographers whose work is featured in the calendar. Great Job Mike and Nik. Check out my link for a site where you can make our own calendars and other products for sale.

  4. Sweet! Fame and fortune, here we come 🙂 Seriously though, I really have to applaud Sita (apart from having the good taste to use one of my photos 🙂 who not only stuck with local photographers, but also made aesthetically pleasing choices to produce and overall beautiful calendar. Too often you see calendars that are just filled with mediocre photos.

  5. Dwayne Hackett

    As de boys seh in GT, “Big up all the phototakerouterers, Sita of KRITI and Scotiabank!” Hey Mike, thanks for the perspective on all three rivers being featured. Nice! My picture was done from the Berbice river ferryboat – Torani shortly before the bridge opened- well we no longer have a ferryboat there now that there’s a bridge. I gotta start doing more images of Berbice, esp being a Berbician. BTW I have pictues of dolphins playing in the said Berbice River!

      1. Dwayne Hackett

        Yeah, in January, February when it’s freezing cold up north, dolphins migrate southward. As a little boy I heard of the dolphins in Berbice river until a few years ago, I was fortunate to be on the spot with camera at hand as these guys were playfully swimming not far awy from and moving with the ferryboat. Just don’t tell Odinga!

  6. Hey Michael – Thanks for putting these up – great to see these pics again, and nice for them to be slotted together into a collection! Tell me though – you didn’t shoot the pictures of the glossy calendar with on camera flash did you? Tsk, tsk!!!!

    Hope you’re having a great Christmas over there and looking forward to a great new year!

      1. And I thought you’d spent hours choosing the rough looking wall as a bit of contrast!

        Here’s hoping 2011 is a productive and artistic year for all of us (an maybe I’ll get my camera back from Nikon UK at some point!!!)


  7. It’s good to see the pictures I had commented made it to the calendar that the public could enjoy. It’s a real blessing that you stumbled upon my photo blog which led to getting in touch with you and Nikhil.

    Kudos to you!

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  9. Hi Michael,

    My name is Mayya. I am not from Guyana, but have been living here for the past four years. I was really excited to discover your website on the network. Your photographs are really amazing!!!
    Thank you

    All the best and good luck

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