Photographing an Old Truck on the Plains

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from these kinds of cars and truck’s tendency to be found in places such as barns and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years but in truth “barn finds” can be found anywhere, some like the below truck, not even in a barn.

The above images was hot with my Canon EOS 50D, before I converted it to infrared (and then sold it,) along with my now also departed Tamron 10-22mm lens. Exposure was 1/320 sec at f/11 and ISO 400 and then tweaked in Vivenza software. The Tamron lens that I used for this photograph has been replaced with the newer Tamron SP AF 10-24mm f / 3.5-4.5 DI II (below) that is on my list for Santa.

tamron-waEarlier on this blog, I featured a book review of Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip, a wonderful book about cruising The Mother Road looking for barn finds and derelicts that could be turned into the stuff that dreams are made from. A copy of Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip would make a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one. If you’re undecided, please read my review and see what I have to say.



  • route66Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760351703
  • Size: 9.6 x 0.8 x 11.1 inches
  • ¬†Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Prince: $19.96 new, $11.02 used