Sometimes when you visit a place, the ambience seems all wrong:
This is The Little Mermaid a nice statue in Copenhagen. I just couldn’t help but feeling the background doesn’t fit the statue. Instead of trying to edit out the background or make it more appealing, I decided to let it stand as a bit of statement on our modern world. We like to surround ourselves with beautiful things but industry is still required and is always lurking in the background.
The photo above I took with my point and shoot camera. I then edited it in Lightroom. I’ve applied a Nik filter for a photographic look and then I boosted the yellow and orange tones in Lightroom and added a vignette. While I was visiting this statue I also posted a version taken with my phone to Instagram:
With this version, I boosted the blue tones. Again, I chose to leave the industrial background in.
If you google The Little Mermaid, you will see lots of different interpretations, and a lot of them have the background fixed up in some way. I have to admit that I had seen so many images like that that I was surprised when I saw the statue in person. Has that ever happened to you? That the version of a place you have seen on-line looks nothing like what you see when you turn up? What do you think of my versions? Feel free to leave a comment below.