Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery)

© Rhonda Burger

Heiliger Sand (Jewish Cemetery)

Dr. Harmeet Singh 2/13/2008 2:39:55 AM

Great find and capture.Loved in BW. #853801

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/13/2008 2:57:09 AM

I am sure it was moving to see in person
As it is Moving to see here
Awesome work Rhonda #5488065

Dominick M. Dimacale 2/13/2008 3:29:47 AM

Great image here, Rhonda.

Dominick #5488223

Tiia Vissak 2/13/2008 3:36:51 AM

great tones & pov!

Rhonda Burger 2/13/2008 4:59:49 AM

Thanks Harmeet, Mel, Dominick and Tiia. Rhonda #5488657

Erin Appelbaum 2/13/2008 5:14:28 AM

Great pov Rhonda. Wonderful B&W. Peter #5488772

Rhonda Burger 2/13/2008 8:15:37 AM

Thanks Peter. Rhonda #5489636

Deb Koskovich 2/13/2008 3:17:09 PM

Rhonda, this is very special! Great tones, great framing, great mood -- a misty quality to it. Wonderfully done! #5490874

Shannon D. Miller 2/13/2008 3:42:41 PM

What an awesome capture Rhonda! The story that goes with it is just as CAPTIVATING! Beautiful b&w! Shannon~ #5490957

Rhonda Burger 2/13/2008 3:53:00 PM

Thanks Deb and Shannon. Rhonda #5491006

Joseph N. DiGilio 2/13/2008 4:02:48 PM

Captivating indeed Shannon, both in word & deed. B&W is perfect considering the age of these headstones. The composition and background are outstanding. Thanks for the history lesson too. What a story this is. I'm glad you dug into your treasure chest for this one, Rhonda. #5491052

Rhonda Burger 2/13/2008 5:50:24 PM

Thanks so much Joe. I want to go back here some day. It was a fascinating country. Rhonda #5491543

Stefania Barbier 2/13/2008 10:08:10 PM

lovely comp, tones and capture Rhonda! #5492304

Rhonda Burger 2/14/2008 11:37:57 AM

Thanks Stef.

I know, not the normal upbeat entry, but I really like the image. Rhonda #5495332

Melinda F. Schneider 2/15/2008 2:01:14 AM

Who says we have to be upbeat?
This is very touching; a great photo often touches an emotional note. Thanks for sharing this bit of history, Rhonda. I'm marking it a favorite. #5497291

Rhonda Burger 2/15/2008 7:07:24 AM

Thanks Melinda. Rhonda #5498433

Anna M. Halasz 2/18/2008 7:50:23 AM

Wonderful photo,Rhonda.Love the mood. Fantastic tones. Anna #5511280

Rhonda Burger 2/19/2008 11:43:44 AM

Thanks Anna. Rhonda #5516838

Rhonda Burger 3/4/2008 9:29:18 AM

:) #5591510

Mitch Spence 3/22/2008 12:40:03 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist, Rhonda. #5678055

Michelle Alton 3/22/2008 1:50:13 PM

Great Congratulations on your Finalist, Rhonda. I'm so happy that this one made it!
Michelle #5678550

Jeana Clark 3/22/2008 2:13:51 PM


~J~ #5678746

Shannon D. Miller 3/22/2008 6:03:33 PM

WTG Rhonda! CONGRATULATIONS girl! SHannon~ #5680055

Christian Rosito 3/23/2008 12:32:08 AM

Excellent, congratulaitons Rhonda! #5681293

Colette M. Metcalf 3/23/2008 3:45:08 AM

Congratulations!!! #5681564

Deb Koskovich 3/23/2008 4:40:29 AM

HOORAAAAY, Rhonda -- congrats to you! #5681828

Colleen Farrell 3/23/2008 9:11:17 AM

Very cool image! Congratulations on your finalist, Rhonda! #5683219

Jeff Robinson 3/23/2008 1:05:39 PM

Excellent image and story; congrats Rhonda on your Finalist! Jeff #5684157

Tiia Vissak 3/24/2008 3:45:06 AM

Congratulations! #5686469

Gail Vitikacs 3/24/2008 7:27:50 AM

Your perspective was right on! Congratulations!!! #5687711

Wanda Judd 3/24/2008 9:02:16 AM

Congratulations on this FANTASTIC capture... #5688241

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/24/2008 12:13:46 PM

Good on You Rhonda
Good on You!!!!!!!
Congratulations on this moving finalist!!!!
Good Luck #5689456

Mike Clime 3/24/2008 1:24:25 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Rhonda! #5689810

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/24/2008 2:01:48 PM

Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #5690027

Cyn Valentine 3/24/2008 2:18:31 PM

Congratulations Rhonda!! #5690088

Su Sana E. P 3/24/2008 6:18:14 PM

Huge Congratulations on this outstanding Winner, Rhonda!! #5691384

Cassie L. Woodlee 3/24/2008 6:54:05 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Rhonda!!!!! #5691721

Joseph N. DiGilio 3/24/2008 6:57:35 PM

TA DA! Bravo, Rhonda! #5691760

Cyn Valentine 3/24/2008 6:58:14 PM

WTG Rhonda!! COngratulations on your win!!! #5691767

Jessica Jenney 3/24/2008 7:06:55 PM

Congratulations, Rhonda on your beautiful and moving win! #5691840

Elida Gutierrez 3/24/2008 9:25:44 PM


A Special Star
For all the Winners.

Laurence Saliba 3/24/2008 10:11:33 PM

Fantastic, congratulations on your win, Rhonda!!!! #5692887

Tiia Vissak 3/25/2008 12:40:49 AM

congratulations on your winner! #5693189

Ray Clarke 3/25/2008 2:51:46 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner Rhonda!!!(R&A) #5693527

Erin Appelbaum 3/25/2008 3:21:42 AM

Congratulations Rhonda. Well deserved. Peter #5693655

Stephen Zacker 3/25/2008 3:31:54 AM

Congratulations #5693695

Mary K. Robison 3/25/2008 3:32:14 AM

Rhonda, this somber, thought-provoking image deserves to be among the winners. Congratulations to you, and thank you for providing the history lesson as well. #5693697

Eloise Bartell 3/25/2008 4:22:47 AM

Yes Rhonda, I agree with Mary, a well deserved win for this wonderful shot. Well done. #5693921

Wanda Judd 3/25/2008 5:08:39 AM

I am so pleased that you have received this honor...it is very well deserved. You have captured a moment of history with dignity and feeling as only you could do...Congratulations #5694194

Wally Orlowsky 3/25/2008 5:42:31 AM

Congratulations on this dramatic winner, Rhonda!!! #5694344

Susan M. Smith 3/25/2008 6:42:34 AM

Rhonda! I'm am so happy for you and this Winner! Wow! The history here is awesome as is your dignified and solemn capture! Very deserving of this win Rhonda! Outstanding! #5694650

Linda Blair 3/25/2008 6:55:00 AM

Rhonda...congratulations on your win!!!!! ☺ #5694726

Manuel Barrera 3/25/2008 7:34:45 AM

congratulations, Rhonda, great capture and story to go with it #5694914

Kimi A. Phillips 3/25/2008 8:19:31 AM

AWESOME, girl! BIG CONGRATS! #5695127

Rhonda Burger 3/25/2008 9:45:24 AM

You all are GREAT!!! Thanks so much for all the kind comments. Rhonda #5695583

Jeff Robinson 3/25/2008 10:21:01 AM

Congrats Rhonda on your Outstanding Win! Jeff #5695769

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/25/2008 12:36:04 PM

Awesome Rhonda!!!
Congratulations on this most deserving win #5696450

Nadine A. Lewis 3/25/2008 1:20:15 PM

FANTASTIC image, Rhonda!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! <>< #5696681

Jim Baines 3/25/2008 2:15:04 PM

A hardy congratulations on this well deserved WINNER, Rhonda!! Way to go! #5696861

Michelle Alton 3/25/2008 5:16:39 PM

Great job,Rhonda. So HAPPY to see this one as a RECOGNIZED winner!
Michelle #5697794

Anna M. Halasz 3/25/2008 5:24:47 PM

Congratulations Rhonda!! Anna #5697830

Roger Fry 3/25/2008 5:53:43 PM

Congratulations Rhonda ! Powerful image ! #5697979

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/25/2008 10:56:40 PM

BIG congrats on your win Rhonda!!! #5699177

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/27/2008 5:23:54 AM

Congratulations Rhonda on your win.

Dominick #5704986

Colette M. Metcalf 3/27/2008 12:40:37 PM

Congratulations, Rhonda!! WTG! #5706599

Ron Roberts 3/30/2008 4:31:26 PM


Rhonda Burger 4/2/2008 3:27:05 AM

Thanks for all your great comments. Rhonda #5732203

Bill Knaps 4/2/2008 3:49:43 AM

Great capture Rhonda. Thanks for telling about this Cemetery. I love to visit places like this. Especially when I am in Europe. I saw the graves of Kings In the Speyer, Germany that dated back to 1029 or 1039. Bill #5732309

Bill Knaps 4/2/2008 3:50:25 AM

And congrats on the well deserved win. Bill #5732313

Dr Silly 4/4/2008 3:09:39 AM

Wow, makes you think of the ghost of the past. Wonderful capture. And Congratulations on your Gold. :O)

Mary Spade 4/5/2008 4:52:33 AM

Wonderful image, Rhonda. The B & W really fits this well. Very nicely done. Congrats on your award. #5746969

Charlene Taylor 4/8/2008 6:23:21 AM

Hi Rhonda,
I can't begin to tell you how much I like this picture! It is a wonderous and special scene. Congratulations on a much derserved win for this. #5761307

Rhonda Burger 4/9/2008 6:51:04 AM

Thanks so much Bill, Dr. S, Mary, and Charlene. Rhonda #5766164

Lisa J. Boulden 4/9/2008 10:29:54 AM

What a fabulous scene you've captured!
The comp, mood, and tone are perfect!
~Lisa #5766565

Susan M. Hembree 4/11/2008 9:45:41 PM

Wow! Great photo, Rhonda! Congratulations on your 2nd place win! #5777434

Rhonda Burger 5/30/2008 4:55:57 AM

Thanks so much Lisa and Susan. Rhonda #5996363

Steven W. Lepak 9/18/2008 10:52:44 AM

Bravo Rhonda! I missed this one. WONDERFUL. Congrats. Keep them coming. Best Regards, Steven #6471627

Rhonda Burger 10/8/2008 4:23:18 PM

Thanks so much Steven. Rhonda #6571986

Shelly A. Van Camp 10/27/2008 7:12:48 AM

Congrats on this lovely image, Rhonda! #6666892

Rhonda Burger 11/1/2008 9:13:04 AM

Thanks Shelly. Rhonda #6692735

Patricia A. Stalter 11/11/2008 1:03:38 PM

I just enjoyed a nice trip through your pholio... Love your work! Pat #6741191

Rhonda Burger 12/1/2008 6:53:23 AM

Thank you so much Pat. Rhonda #6833921

Sandra K. StJohn 2/12/2009 7:13:05 PM

This is a great image - I love the tones and POV. You have a wonderful gallery! #7159405

Gary Lange 3/19/2009 6:36:45 AM

Wow, Rhonda, I'm really enjoying your gallery. This is a wonderful, moving, storytelling image here. Belated congrats on this image, it's outstanding!! #7302548

Rhonda Burger 3/24/2009 4:19:55 AM

Thanks Sandra and Gary. Rhonda #7321980

Carol L. Fowler 4/2/2009 4:52:40 PM

I was just browsing your gallery- fantastic shot! #7365585

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This is the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe, it happens to be located in Worms, Germany. It was started in the 11th century, the oldest gravestone is from 1076, and the site somehow was not destroyed during the Third Reich. I don't remember the whole story, but something about the caretaker and favors due to him.
It's really quite large and the stones are pretty close together...as they fell over they just set them back up as neatly as possible, not necessarily marking the gravesite.
It was quite moving to see.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on 2/13/2008 2:08:47 AM

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