This is not Photoshoped, this is the actual view from The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.
I have always felt that it was ironic that this world famous tourist attraction, has this extremely ugly view on the other side of the harbor, and I wanted to illustrate it with this photograph. I like the contrasts of this lovely girl, to the harsh industry in the background. It also helps that the Little Mermaid also looks a little abused. The abuse is real. She has had her head cut of at several occasions. Also during the two nights I spent out there, many people visited her late at night. Worst was at one point a limo with a group of 18 year old boys pulled up. They where clearly drunk, and they had driven all the way out to the Little Mermaid just to pee on her.
To help me achieve this photograph I used a telephoto lens, where I tried to pull the other side closer. I had hoped to pull it even more closer, but the I was taking it at such an angle, I would have to dig a hole into the harbor for me to move further back. But I think in the end it was a success.