This image was taken from Sliding Sands Trail in Haleakala National Park under a late afternoon sun.
The location and timing for this shoot was very good, but my decision to trail run at nearly 10,000' after driving there directly from sea level proved to be not so smart. Mountain sickness is a bad feeling - and does not immediately go away with altitude reduction.
For composing this image, I avoided significant lines running through the top and bottom of the frame for a clean look. The curving lines of contrast within the frame are balanced.