Mermaids do exist! In fact there is a whole community of mermaids swimming around the world. Yesterday I did a photoshoot with Elin Karlsson, who recently turned mermaid after the postal service delivered a normal looking package from the US. We headed out to Björkviks brygga since there are some beautiful cliffs by the sea there. The Swedish Summer of 2018 will be remembered for its exceptionally warm weather, which luckily for us, made the water quite warm.
All the above shots were taken with the 50 mm Nikon 1.4 lens that is usually married to my D810. Since I knew that Elin might go out further into the water I had also brought with me my vintage 135 mm f2.8 Nikon lens that I bought second-hand from Japan. It is a manual focus lens, which makes you slow down a bit. Despite being around 40 years old, it can still produce pretty sharp photos if you nail the focus. The remaining photos were taken with this vintage lens.
Many thanks to Elin for a fun mermaid photoshoot!
I have photographed with some mermaids before in England, so if you are curious to see more mermaid photos, check out the mermaid tag on the blog (which will also link to future mermaid related blog posts).