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Olympic Spirit Project Shortlisted for IOC 2014 Trophy in Sport and Art

Last November I responded to the call for submissions for the IOC 2014 Trophy in Sport and Art by submitting the Olympic Spirit Project for consideration. I was so excited this past weekend when I received notification that I’ve been shortlisted for the award! “The annual International Olympic Committee (IOC) ...

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Vancouver 2010 and the Birth of My Olympic Passion

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of my Olympic passion. Thanks to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, I have now attended three Olympic Games (Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014), have met some incredible international friends, and have captured some of the most inspiring moments of my photographic ...

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year! 3 Lists to Make (and Burn) For 2015

It’s New Year’s Eve. Many of us use this time to reflect on the year that has passed and plan for the year ahead. With this in mind, I wanted to share a tradition that I first heard about and started last year, and I invite you to play along. ...

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Best of Instagram – November 2014

Good morning November! (Only 55 days until Christmas…) #november #fog #winter #sunrays #cowichan #trees #explorebc A photo posted by Mariska Richters (@mariskar) on Nov 1, 2014 at 9:40am PDT Oh Roxidoo! #HappyMaker #BestFriend #Dog #PuppyLove #autumn #worldoflabs #chocolate A photo posted by Mariska Richters (@mariskar) on Nov 4, 2014 at ...

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How to Shoot Slo-Mo Video With Your iPhone

A little while back I started playing with the new iOS8 slo-mo feature on my iPhone camera and I have been very entertained by the results. (Demo videos in this post were shot with an iPhone 5s running iOS8.) Of course one of my first videos had to be of my chocolate lab, Roxie. I laughed when the ...

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Mushroom Wall Art

Give Wall Art This Holiday Season

A couple of weeks ago I received a request from one of my Instagram followers for prints of a couple of my mushroom images I had posted a few weeks earlier. She said she had the perfect wall art frames and would love to see my mushroom photos in them! ...

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KLM Airplane Apartment on Airbnb

Spend a Night in the KLM Airplane Apartment!

The Dutch have done it again! I’ve always been a fan of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The airline was practically part of the family back when my Opa (grandfather) was a pilot with them and I do my best to fly with them (or their partners) whenever I travel. The airline has ...

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Van Gogh Roosengaarde Glowing Bike Path

Take a Ride on the Van Gogh Glowing Bicycle Path

I love night photography. I love to travel. And I LOVE how my fellow Dutch folk come up with so many super fun and inspiring ideas and projects! I’ll be adding the Van Gogh Glowing Bicycle Path my bucket list the next time I head to the Netherlands for a family visit. The ...

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Remembrance Day 2014 – My Family Connection

Remembrance Day 2014. A time to reflect on all of those who suffered through the wars of the past and present and all of those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. On this Remembrance Day 2014 I remember the sacrifices of my family and those who fell so that ...

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Enjoy Costa Rica All Year with the 2015 Costa Rica Wall Calendar

This time last year I had just landed in Costa Rica for my first Central American adventure. I found Costa Rica to be an incredibly beautiful and friendly country and of all the places that I’ve traveled it was the first place that I felt I would be able to ...

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