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Qeshm Island- Valley of the Stars 6

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Stars Valley is a natural consequence of wind erosion and rainstorm washing out from the Cenozoic period (2 million years ago) up to now. The valley is located in Berkeh Khalaf Village, about 15 kilometers distance from Qeshm City, Qeshm Island /Iran/ in the Persian Gulf. It is a magnificent gallery of natural features, in a depth of 7 to 15 meters below the original plateau, including columns, sharp cones, arches and edges all made from sand and natural cement. Based on locals beliefs, the valley was formed after the falling of a star many centuries ago; the name of valley is a reference to that incident. Due to the specific shape and arrangement of columns, wind made noise is audible throughout the valley, inducing a mysterious mood. The latter makes locals to believe in ghost traffic through the valley; they avoid entering to the valley during the evening and night.

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SONY
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ILCE-7R
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1/60 second
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F/13.0
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35 mm
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125
Date Taken
Apr 25, 2018, 1:16:50 PM
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PimpernelHobbyist Photographer
This place looks amazing. I hope I can visit it someday :) Greetings from Israel.
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Hirpina81Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome photo and great explanation. :iconfacebooklikeplz:  
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Thanks so much! :) (Smile) :) (Smile) 
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JRBeelerHobbyist Photographer
This is amazing.  Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks so much!
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akphotographystudioProfessional Photographer
DAMN, i like that one! :D
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montdadaHobbyist General Artist
excellent framing.  Nice depth of field, subtle but effective.  Glad to see you avoided the temptation to digitally erase the little figure in blue, adds a nice sense of scale.
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Thanks so much!
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montdadaHobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome. A really nice picture.
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NotWithoutHonorHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful place, in its own way.
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Absolutely stunning!
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Thanks so much!
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