Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Beauty and the Beast

The day before my departure I was running errands when I saw this awesome Rainbow that I knew was in the right position to photograph against the spewing smokestacks. The only problem was I didn't have my good camera with me, so this Cell Phone Photo had to do. I also created a panoramic version that is composed of two left and right images sewn together. But I like this one with the juxtaposition of the gas guzzlers and the beautiful god smile in the sky. What's hiding behind the tree is the last remaining sugar cane refineary on Maui. It is a major cause of pollution not only from the smoke stacks, the poisonous fertilizer that runs off into the ocean affecting the creatures ecosystem, the harvesting creates noxious "smoke" the dry soil kicked up by the tilling of the land and carried by the wind, right into Kihei where I live. Check out this video I shot of the pollution from the burning of the sugar cane and these stills that amplify the point.


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