One of the first things visitors to Maui see is the twin stacks of the sugar mill puffing away with the vapors drifting in the strong Maui trade winds. The gusts were about 2o knots on this day as evidenced by the smoke or steam stream comes is immediately blown towards the West by winds coming from the east.
When deciding on the design for this image I wanted to avoid putting the factory in the dead center of the frame. I wanted to show a bit of sugar cane field in the foreground and the west Maui Mountains in the background. IN so doing the cane and the factory are in the lower third of the composition and the mountains take up two thirds of the negative space in the background. This serves to make the subject of the factory a bit more compelling.