It’s not very often that I allow myself the opportunity to photograph abandoned buildings. I’m the type who prefers to avoid the whole trespassing conundrum that oftentimes surrounds this genre of photography. However, when I had the chance to photograph this old abandoned sugar mill on the Big Island of Hawaii, I went in feet first!
This building is relatively open; there was no fence-hopping, no signs … so I felt safe walking right on in. The outside was pretty spectacular as well, especially with the amazing rain clouds we had been seeing during our stay. Inside it was a big open room, with a few smaller rooms behind that looked like they had seen better days.
I processed this image as an HDR using Lightroom & Photoshop and then pulled it into onOne Software’s Perfect Effects to add some stylization (along with the subtle tilt-shifty blur effect in the background).