Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
In the late afternoon, as a result of daytime convection, clouds tend to build up near the tops of the ridges on Hawaii's mountains. Often it sprinkles a bit, too - a phenomenon known locally as "afternoon up-slope showers." For those of us who live closer to sea level, a welcome by-product of those afternoon up-slope showers is the high likelihood of seeing a rainbow when we look toward the higher elevations with the sun behind us. I snapped this smudgy rainbow with my point-and-shoot camera while standing in my driveway.