Photographer's Note

“The birth of Aphrodite from the foam of the sea of Cyprus”

It would be impossible for the Greeks not to create a goddess who would protect and personify natural beauty and physical perfection, two elements which the Greeks loved and worshipped so deeply. They created Aphrodite for this exact reason; she symbolizes eternal beauty and erotic feeling. Aphrodite, the goddess of love and of beauty, emerged from the soft foam of the sea. She made her appearance in Cyprus many millenniums ago, right next to the Rock of Romios (Petra tou Romiou), the huge rock that appears majestically on the shore of Cyprus.

The most prevalent myth concerning her origin is that she was born from the foam of the sea on a beautiful shore in Cyprus. From there, the wind of Zefiros with a soft breeze pushed her to the sea, in the white foam waves. She was welcomed by the ‘Hours’ (the seasons of the year). They dressed her with beautifully decorated dresses of porphyries and silk. They platted her rich hair and they fixed it with a gold buckle. They decorated her fair neck with gold necklaces and her ears with pearl earrings.

It was only during my second visit of Cyprus that I have timed my journey right and decided to spend late afternoon and evening at this wonderful place, hoping for some great results. Whole evening indeed turned out to be better than expected. This is my favorite shot, the pink was indeed very intensive but didnt lasted more than few minutes. It really felt like Aphrodite was still there...

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Additional Photos by Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 135 N: 1821] (9976)
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