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Since I had access to the property around the barn from the current owner, I ranged around and got some photographs of the other rusted antique farm equipment, like this ancient tractor.
The shot above was taken with a 45mm lens, which qualifies as a wide-angle lens on a medium format camera. Not wide enough to create any distortion, so this is a reasonable rendering of the scene in real life.
Technical info: shot with the Phase One and 45mm f/2.8 lens, exposure was 1/500th of a second at f/8, ISO 50. The small aperture gave me focus on the tractor in the foreground and reasonable focus on the barn in the background.
Here’s a very different photograph of the tractor with a longer focal length lens, the 150mm f/2.8. This time the exposure settings were f/2.8, 1/4000th second and ISO 50. The much larger aperture (and the longer focal length) gave me a much shallower depth of field.
The tractor is in sharp focus, but the background is nicely softened to let the tractor stand out.