Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark – by Ion Paciu

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.


By | 2017-11-08T12:20:32+00:00 July 17th, 2014|blog, cityscape, landscape, News|2 Comments

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  1. Mystical Mayhem 18/07/2014 at 5:24 pm

    Beautiful shot. Also quite a contrast in relation to the buildings over the other side of the water. She lays in the shadow, Why did activists vandalise her?

  2. Ion Paciu 19/07/2014 at 9:16 pm

    Indeed, it is.

    Well, different kind of reasons: politics, religion etc. The mermaid was a victim of vandalism a few times already, once her head was decapitated, then her arm was cut off, and for a couple of times paint was poured on to her. Such a shame!

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