Sugarland

Maui Sugar Mill

Maui Sugar Mill

This is what happens when you spend a day on Maui and don’t try to do anything special.  No long drive up to the crater or Hana.  Just laze around and don’t go all that far from the hotel in Kihei.  Hawaii simply encourages this sort of behavior.  To the locals, it is the Hawaiian way.  I photographed the paddleboard instructor because the board was bright yellow, matching her top.  A large part of Maui is devoted to growing sugar.  It is harvest time so the sugar mill is running and the sugar fields are burning.  A food truck is parked around the corner from the hotel in Kihei every evening.  Its lovely owner sells calamari among other tasty items.

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34 responses

  1. phrenzel

    some very nice photos Ron

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    January 12, 2013 at 9:41 am

  2. B&W photos in this series have got a nice mood and patterns to them! Great work!

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    January 12, 2013 at 9:56 am

  3. Stunning photos, they’re just beautiful!

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    January 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

  4. Thanks for the photos! I lived in Kihei for a few years… seeing the sugar mill brought back that awful smell 🙂

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    January 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  5. Wow, that’s a cool picture with the smoke!

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    January 13, 2013 at 12:25 am

  6. The lazy days are the best kind!

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    January 14, 2013 at 12:40 am

  7. skytash

    and I thought you’d taken a rather shorter journey down the 59 😉 Lovely pictures.

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    October 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    • LOL. I was out that way Sunday. Living close in makes the suburbs seem a little strange to me. Obviously, you know how I chose the name.

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      October 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

  8. Wow – this brings back memories of my recent trip earlier this year to Maui and we stayed in Kihei too. I remember the surprise at seeing the size of the plantation in the ismuth between Haleakala and I’oa.

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    October 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

  9. Beautiful work

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    October 1, 2013 at 9:01 am

  10. Nice one here Ron

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    October 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

  11. Who was that photographer?

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    October 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

  12. Love the sugar cane burning and crusher!

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    October 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

    • In real life the crusher is covered with rust. I wonder how that would look in one of your color schemes?

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      October 1, 2013 at 10:25 am

      • I love rust! In fact, I love many old things… How would it look in my color schemes… That’s the question…
        Maybe I can do an encaustic over the photo, meaning, printing it first on encaustic paper… 😉

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        October 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

  13. Sometimes the best images come from doing nothing special.

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    October 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

    • Thank you Robert. Of course, waking up in Maui is special…

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      October 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

  14. I don’t have to see your blog’s name or your avatar, I simply recognize it’s you, posting, from your pictures. Great&unique style!

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    October 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  15. Wow! Especially like burning sugar cane and the crusher.

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    October 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  16. awesome series as always!

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    October 2, 2013 at 6:46 pm

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