"The Greek's Stone - a goddess birthplace" (a day with the MD 24-35mm - photo heavy)

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by NickCyprus, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012

    This attraction is located to the wider area of Kouklia village, near Paphos, one of the nicest scenerys here in Cyprus.

    According to the greek mythology this is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty.
    There's also another myth which is assocciated with this stone reffering to a local vyzantine legend/hero ("Digenis Akritas") throwing this rock into the sea to prevent the enemie's ship from reaching the coastline.







    There's a small cafe opposite the coastline where the mythical stone is located, right above a small cliff and since there's a highway that separates the cafe to the attraction, an underground passage was build for easy access to the Greek's stone. Right beyond that extremely tight corridor, lays the beach and the ancient rock.



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  2. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    nice photos and a nice way Nick from now on to use smug mug to keep your "notes" which lens was used for which photo. In the long term that would be a very useful material for all forum users.
    Did you also use some filter, like a polarizer?
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Neat place, nice shots.
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    That place looks nice, Nick. The B&W #7 is my favorite and the first pictures have the look of a classic postcard, sent from a holiday location and meant to cause envy to the people left behind in a less agreeable climate :).
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  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Thanks guys :)

    Alex, no, no polarizer or other filter used :)
  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    I'm sorry, Nick. The colors are all off. No... wait... that's just me. I'm green with envy. :p

    Beautiful shots!
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  7. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 10, 2013
    Ontario, CAN
    Nice pics! Reminds me of some of the areas close to my mother's village in Greece.
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  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Nice pics, Nick. The MD 24-35mm is my favorite lens to use on the NEX-5R.

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  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    LOL :D Thanks David. Yeah, our beaches do have some nice colours - our island is famous for them ;)

    Cheers :) Yup, quite similar to Greece's scenery

    Thanks Tony! The MD 24-35 is not my favorite lens per say (personally I find the colors it produces straight out of the camera a little "flat") but it is the lens I use for the few times when I want to shoot wide(r) ;)