Most people think you're supposed to shoot Haleakala at sun-rise...
**For that reason, most images you'll find of this site show only dark, drab colors with the sunlight behind the scene. ...But for truly spectacular colors, you can't beat shortly before sunSET...a little while after a rare rain, as was the case in the above photo.
-To those who have only seen it in the morning... -These colors are accurate(!).
The small size here really leaves much to be desired, but printed at 17x40 inches, the scene is rather striking.
Maui, Hawaii - USA