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Where the Heroes Rest by d-beckmann Where the Heroes Rest by d-beckmann
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Kleve, Germany
Autumn 2011


British, Australian, American, Canadian and many other soldiers fallen in WWII are laid to rest here.


WOW! My first DD!
thank you all so much for your feedback!
I'm so overwhelmed and honoured. It's like a dream came true!


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Given 2012-09-22
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BlooDDesign77 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
it looks like heavens door..
i am allowed to us it as a stock for a "fallen soldier tribute" ? it would fit perfect..
if yes could u give me this stock without your banner ?
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ZoeTsunami Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is eerie and beautiful at the same time. I love the composition, and I believe you captured a truly magical moment on this. I'm German myself, and whenever I hear mention of WWII I flinch inwardly - even though that was way before my time. I am taken aback again and again by the horrible things that happened and all the lives that were lost - therefore I think it's important to keep this "legacy", if you will, of the fallen soldiers, of all the grief at their losses. In your picture you capture, in my opinion, the natural beauty of the scene as well as the fading memories of the horrors of the war. Your photograph is timeless, and I hope that people will still be able to look back and remember in years to come - because when I was about twelve years old, a history teacher told me something: "The most important thing is never to forget. Remember what was in the past, and use that to build your identity. What our ancestors did is a part of who we are - it's our choice to see what we make of it."
Thank you for making me remember, and thank you for sharing this wonderful picture.
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hannahvickers12 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconsiliriel:
Siliriel Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
beautiful dream ♥
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:iconuniquekawaii:
UniqueKawaii Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The lighting is wonderful.
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:iconardavailable:
ardavailable Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Gate of heaven is what this photo should be called.
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:iconcaermiline:
Caermiline Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Stunning! :)
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:iconvail-combat-irtis:
Vail-Combat-Irtis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I have lost my jaw somewhere on the other side of this planet.




Enormous luck and shot.
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Hope you find it again ;)
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:icongrevsev:
GrevSev Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is tooo beautifully captured not to have made DD
gloat until your heart stops OP :)
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconwallybescotty:
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what stock photos did u use
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
None. It's a picture I captured on my own. No manipulation except for colourenhancements.
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:iconemomusiclover101:
emomusiclover101 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This truly is a beautiful piece
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NeonColoredRain Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO beautiful
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would u mind if i make this my cover on facebook its so pretty [im visting this when i go to germany for sure! around what time did u take this pic!????]
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh, for sure, you can use it.
I took it in autumn.
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY XD
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LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist
This... Is beautiful. There is something about it that is just so captivating, so distant, yet tangible. Like a fairy-tail someone can actually visit. Amazing photo.
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d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's exactly how I felt. But it's somehow a bitter fairytail.
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:iconlittleluxray:
LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
That's true... I thought, and still do think that this is an amazing image. <3
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconlittleluxray:
LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist
You're very welcome! :)
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning and creepy at the same time. :D
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:iconjewel4america:
jewel4america Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
the lighting is spectacular.. so welcoming
comforting.. a place that would feel so
far away from home.
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:iconjewel4america:
jewel4america Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I meant to say not so far from home..
please forgive my mistake.
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:iconincenter:
InCenter Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Looks like an astral door...
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:iconmikko23:
Mikko23 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks like ufo is landing in cemetery...how did you made that light...very great shot...beautiful!
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's all available light. Thank you!
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:iconwaltzingchicken:
WaltzingChicken Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly beautiful<3
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:icontseyan:
TseYan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of one of the map from l4d2... XD
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:iconpanna-phi:
panna-phi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh.
this is simply breathtaking...

:love:
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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:iconrinceaiko:
RinceAiko Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Wow, look amazing!
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3Drake9 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a terrific photo and a very special place!!!!
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Sweet-Dreams-Rose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
surréel !
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DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
a hauntingly gorgeous image...
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toufikchina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
GREAT WORK
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RoseAnDarkholm Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
its pretty
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Caleb9849 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Gorgeous! Congrats on the DD :)
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Just noticed the DD now, after days :D
Thanks a lot!
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The-MidnightFlower Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O beautiful... it feels just like the gates of heaven...or maybe Valhala
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:icond-beckmann:
d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
I guess this really is some kind of heavenly gate.
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Absolutely beautiful, you've really captured a moment that won't ever come again. :love: I love it!
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d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning. A quiet, dignified scene bathed in light. This is a wonderful picture!
Congrats on a well-deserved DD!!!
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d-beckmann Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!
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