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When I went out exploring last Saturday I decided to check out Martin Luther King Memorial Park.  It’s a picturesque place that’s right behind the bustling 5 Points district, which is filled with local businesses and as such offers a shopping and dining experience that is unique to Columbia.  It’s also known as a place where the college kids come and hang out due to the sheer prevalence of bars in a few blocks’ radius.  This park is different though – it’s quiet and somewhat secluded despite it’s location, considering the amount of foot traffic in 5 Points.  This is literally a block from where all the action is.

The fountain is the centerpiece of the park, but there is ample open space for picnicking and playfulness, with Rocky Branch creek running through the center of it which splits the park into two halves.  Among all of the people playing football and just being out enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, I captured these two shots with my Rokinon 8mm fisheye and Nikon D7000.  Enjoy the view!

The view of MLK park looking back on 5 Points in Columbia, SC. Nikon D7000, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, 32-bit HDR.

The view of MLK park looking back on 5 Points in Columbia, SC. Nikon D7000, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, 32-bit HDR.

The memorial fountain at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Columbia, SC. Nikon D7000, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, 32-bit HDR.

The memorial fountain at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Columbia, SC. Nikon D7000, Rokinon 8mm fisheye, 32-bit HDR.

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