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photoing a rainbow

Last evening, after a spring shower, there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky. I decided to photograph this. As I pepared to take the shot, all my camera would do was auto-focous, but when I pressed the shutter button it would not take the picture. I then focoused on a nearby house where I could still get a partical shot of the rainbow. The camera then fired. Was this due to the house being a foucous point to the camera, and the sky not being one? My camera was in auto-mode at the time I was trying to photograph the rainbow.

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4/7/2005 7:08:39 PM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Your camera couldn't find enough detail and/or contrast in the sky on which to focus. For a situation like that, you need to switch to manual focus if you can.

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4/7/2005 7:17:28 PM

Karen E. Michaels
  Also try using filters to photograph rainbows. I find them quite helpful. Good Luck. Peace, karen

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4/17/2005 11:02:10 AM

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