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Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. Scene of split rail wood fence and beyond at Mill Pond Park on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view, 3 digital versions.

180° Fisheye View: Mill Pond Park

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 24, 2019

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. During snowfall, 2 swans and some mallards swim in Mill Pond Park on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view of Nassau County public park. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. During snowfall, 2 swans swim in Mill Pond Park on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view of Nassau County public park. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

When it started snowing Wednesday, I decided to go to a local park to test my new Nikon fisheye lens* that arrived a few days earlier. 

I’d capture 180-degree fisheye, 31-degree Fahrenheit landscapes.

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. Split rail wood fence and beyond at Mill Pond Park on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. Split rail wood fence and beyond at Mill Pond Park on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Eisenhower Park, in East Meadow, with its beautiful lake and Veterans Memorial area, was too far from the pet supply store also on my itinerary, so I went south to Norman J Levy Park, in Merrick, where I found a “Park Closed Due to Weather” sign on the entrance gate. 

So I headed east to Wantagh and parked along Merrick Road near the wood gazebo at the gate-less south border of Mill Pond Park.

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. Snow falls at Mill Pond Park, with partly shoveled path leading to wood gazebo on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view of Nassau County public park. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Wantagh, New York, USA. February 20, 2019. Snow falls at Mill Pond Park, with partly shoveled path leading to wood gazebo on Long Island. 180 degree fisheye view of Nassau County public park. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Slowly, I walked on the partly cleared path, passed the wood gazebo, and very slowly approached the snowy shore, with a pair of swans swimming nearby and a small flock of mallards further out.

*Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens


  • fisheye lens set at 170-degrees – cropped series, swan in pond:

3 views of swan looking around on pond during snowfall at Mill Pond Park, Wantagh, NY, Feb. 20, 2019.


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Mineola, New York, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. ERIC WELTMAN, Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, is holding a blue card with 100% by 2030 on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky, Chair of Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation. This 3rd public hearing on bill to fight climate change was on Long Island.

NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate Change

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
February 16, 2019

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. At right, NYS Senator TODD KAMINSKY, and, at left, NYS Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, listen to speaker during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. At right, NYS Senator TODD KAMINSKY, and, at left, NYS Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, listen to speaker during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

NYS Senate Climate & Community Protection Act

Invited speakers addressed the NYS Senate Democratic public hearing at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive Building yesterday, February 15, on the Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9).

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. PHILIP MARINELLI, Huntington, is holding a green sign with'Text Renewable to 69866' and'OFF FOSSIL FUELS

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. PHILIP MARINELLI, Huntington, is holding a green sign with ‘Text Renewable to 69866’ and ‘OFF FOSSIL FUELS” on it, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky.(© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Earlier this week, hearings on the bill to fight climate change were held in Albany and in Manhattan, and this hearing on Long Island was the final one of the series.

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Invited speaker addresses (L-R, at table) NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS, Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, NYS Sen. TODD KAMINSKY, NYS Sen, KEVIN THOMAS, and Assemblywoman JUDY GRIFFIN, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Invited speaker addresses (L-R, at table) NYS Senator JOHN BROOKS, Assemblyman STEVE ENGLEBRIGHT, NYS Sen. TODD KAMINSKY, NYS Sen. KEVIN THOMAS, and Assemblywoman JUDY GRIFFIN, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Several Democratic Long Island officials participated in the hearing with Sen. Kaminsky, the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation: NYS Senators  John Brooks (D8), James Gaughran (D5), Kevin Thomas (D6); and NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (D21) and NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (D4), the assembly’s Chair of the Committee on Environmental Conservation.  [Contact info for reps below]

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. JON KAIMAN, Deputy County Executive in Suffolk, is interviewed by Fios 1 News in atrium of Nassau County Executive Building after he spoke at NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. JON KAIMAN, Deputy County Executive in Suffolk, who spoke in support of Bill S7253, is interviewed by Fios 1 News in atrium of Nassau County Executive Building during the NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

A variety of speakers – including local elected officials, environmental educators and activist leaders, business representatives – spoke, some for and some against passing Senate Bill S7253.

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. Sister KAREN BURKE, of Sisters of St Joseph in Brentwood,s tands in audience after addressing climate change mitigation from a moral perspective during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. Feb. 15, 2019. Sister KAREN BURKE, of Sisters of St Joseph in Brentwood,s tands in audience after addressing climate change mitigation from a moral perspective during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, sponsored by Sen. Kaminsky. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Sister Karen Burke of the Sisters of St. Joseph, in Brentwood, was one of the speakers  in support of the bill. She explained she was addressing the bill from a moral perspective, and that she wanted the NYS Senate to address and mitigate effects of climate change by passing the New York State Climate and Protection Act. 

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Activist wearing green Climate Emergency shirt re-enters chamber during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, Sign next to entrance give info about the bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Kaminsky.  (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Mineola, NY, USA. 15th Feb, 2019. Activist wearing green Climate Emergency shirt re-enters chamber during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act, Bill S7253, Sign next to entrance give info about the bill sponsored by Sen. Todd Kaminsky.  (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)


Feature Photo at top: Mineola, NY, US. Feb. 14, 2019. Eric Weltman, of Brooklyn, a Senior Organizer for Food & Water Watch in New York, holds a blue card with “100% by 2030” on it, referring to goal of 100% clean energy by 2030, during NYS Senate Public Hearing on Climate, Community & Protection Act.


Contact Your Reps

Find & contact your senator about Climate & Community Protection Act

•  NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky (District 9)
•  NYS Senator John Brooks (District 8)
•  NYS Senator James Gaughran
(District 5)
•  NYS Senator Kevin Thomas (District 6)

•  NYS Assemblyman Steve Englebright (District 4)
•  NYS Assemblywoman Judy Griffin (District 21)


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