Nemacolin Resort

The last stop from my October Vacation is Nemacolin Resort outside of Pittsburgh.

My wife and I went here for our honeymoon 8 years ago, and it's truly a wonderful place.

It's a bit pricey, so we didn't stay here this time around.  Essentially, my Dad and Brother were nice enough to wait on me while I ran around the resort snapping some pics.

(3 Exposures at F11, ISO 100, 10mm)

(3 Exposures at F11, ISO 100, 10mm)

(3 Exposures at F11, ISO 100, 10mm)

(3 Exposures at F11, ISO 100, 10mm)





They offer food and the bartenders can mix a drink, but trust me....the only thing that you want to have at this place is a beer.

It's not the cleanest bar, but the beers are cold, the atmosphere is nice, and there's character to spare!

(5 Exposures at F9, ISO 100, 22mm)



Spooky House

I can't help but think of Norman Bates whenever I see this house.

I only wish that I had better skies, or more interesting clouds for even more drama.

(5 exposures at F9, ISO 100, 12mm)

After I got about 5 shots of this house, a guy drove up and kicked me off the property.

Maybe I should have picked my day more carefully to get good clouds.  Since he asked me to leave, it might be a little ballsy of me to go back on a better day.  Maybe I'll have to buy a disguise!





On a day that was pretty wet and rainy, I left the house to get some photos with a couple of good locations in mind, hoping that the rain would stop, and perhaps let some sun peek through.

Well, the clouds were really grey, boring, and smeared.  The whole sky was just a uniform grey.  Both locations were just no good.  I did take some shots at these locations, but they all went into the trash.

So on the way back to the house, feeling a little defeated, I looked over to the right and saw this guy....

(3 shots at F11, ISO 100, 55mm)

I have no idea what this thing is, besides a unique bull.  I remember that this property always has some kind of exotic animals, and this guy above is no exception.  He made my day, as I was able to compose a nice interesting photo and not worry about the boring sky.

I'll head back to those other locations on a better day, when there's some dramatic clouds.  Perhaps around sunset....stay tuned.