Photographing a Barn Find

From Wikipedia: A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns, sheds, carports and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years.

Two words that set a true car enthusiasts heart a-flutter are “barn find.” This classic was not found in a barn but a storage building at an automotive recycling center in Colorado.

The image was made with my old favorite pro SLR, the Canon EOS 1D Mark II N with an EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens (at 16mm) and an exposure of 1/40 sec at f/3.2 and ISO 200. It was later tweaked in Topaz Labs’ Adjust in Photoshop.

I’ll confess that I don’t know the year=, make or model of the car (is it a Ford?) But if any readers know the answer to that question please click Contact and let me know and I’ll update this post giving you credit for identifying it. Thanks!


For more information about barn finds, please read my review of Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip or better yet, you can pick up a copy on Amazon for some attractive prices with new copies selling from $6.51.