Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark (Den Lille Havfrue)

The Little Mermaid which translated in Danish: Den lille havfrue is a bronze statue sculpted by Edvard Eriksen showing a mermaid. This bronze statue is placed on a rock by the water near Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The sculpture is one meter and twenty-five centimes high and weighs 175 kilograms. The Little Mermaid statue is a huge tourist attraction and it was vandalised many times by political activists and random vandals.

This image was executed during a golden our summer evening and it consists of an 18 minutes long exposure using Lee filters and additional lighting for exposure compensation. During the 18 minutes exposure about 20-25 people were around taking images of them, but as you can see, the image is clear of people. This demonstrate the power of long exposure.