Photographing a Barn Find

by | Dec 4, 2018

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 their tendency to be found in places such as barns, sheds, carports and outbuildings where they may have been stored for many years.—Wikipedia


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

How I made this shot: The image was made with my old favorite pro DSLR, 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 using Topaz Labs’ Adjust plug-in for Photoshop.

I’ll confess that I don’t know the year, make or model of this particular automobile. But if any readers know the make and model of this car, please click Contact and let me know and I’ll update this post giving you credit for identifying it. The first person guessing the correct make and model of the car will receive a nice present. Thanks!

PS: There will be another “guess the car/model” question with a nice prize for a correct answer on Thursday, so please drop by then and see if you know the answer.


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 $20.96 and used copies for just $4.49, as I write this, making it a very good deal indeed.