I set off through the countryside around sunset last week and came upon a cultivator outside a farmer's machine shed. "What beautiful silhouettes!", I thought.
So I jumped out of the car and started snapping away...or tried to anyway.
My camera was set on manual; ISO 800, SS 1/80, F5.6
but the light kept tricking the camera and wanted to focus on the sunset rather than the cultivator. I moved the camera focus to manual but didn't really know what to do from there. I tried adjusting the lens to focus but it doesn't seem to help. I'm still learning.
I think it's kind of hard to tell in some of these photos whether it's in focus or not but this one definitely isn't.
Any suggestions out there from those camera people who know what they are doing? How do I focus on manual in low light? Did I just need a tripod?