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.
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.
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:
180-Degree (Fisheye Lens – Nature): MY GALLERY