Photographing an Old Truck on the Plains

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Note: You might consider this part of a series that also included Photographing “Yoga Truck” with an Epson RD1, In this case I’m photographing a vintage pickup truck with a Canon EOS 50D.

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

How I made this shot: The above image was shot with my Canon EOS 50D, before I converted it to infrared (and then sold it,) along with my now discontinued Tamron 10-22mm lens (at 10mm.) Exposure was 1/320 sec at f/11 and ISO 400 and was then tweaked using Vivenza. The Tamron lens  I used to make this photograph was replaced with the 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD lens (below) that is currently on my list for Santa.

Earlier on this blog, I featured a 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.


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