Beachcombers have long sought out scallop shells as they can add such vivid color to a shell collection. Regarded for their beauty for thousands of years, the Roman goddess Venus (also known as the Greek goddess Aphrodite) was born from a scallop shell according to ancient mythology. The beautiful colors and symmetry of the shells has made them popular subjects for artists for centuries. Scallop designs are also found in architectural detail of buildings through out the world. As an avid collector of shells, the warm hues of this group of scallop shells caught my attention.
This photo was featured on November 21, 2010, as the Photo of the Day by the online photography magazine, Light and Composition Magazine. See the photo and vote for it as a contestant for the Photo of the Month for December 2010.