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Photos: 'Golden Rule' Instagram challenge winner captures Holland's countryside

by Maya Sugarman | Off-Ramp®

Linda Heidema took this picture of her son on the beach at sundown in May. The photograph is the winning image for our most recent challenge with Instagram Lovers Anonymous with the theme, "Golden Rule." Linda Heidema

Angelenos would be jealous of the sights Linda Heidema passes during her Netherlands work commute.

Heidema's  job as a social worker often takes her through Holland's northern countryside.

When she sees a beautiful scene through her car window, Heidema pulls over to take a picture.

See more pictures from Linda Heidema's Instagram feed on AudioVision.

You can find her on Instagram as @lindalaughs.

Heidema is the winner of our most recent Instagram challenge with Instagram Lovers Anonymous. The theme was Golden Rule.

Linda Heidema didn't have an interest in photography until joining Instagram less than a year ago. Now, she has more than 3,700 followers. She has two different accounts for her 1:1 and 16:9 cropped pictures of snow-dappled trees and herds of swans.

In captions and comments, Heidema refers to her followers as "friends."

"Sometimes they are friends, really," Heidema said. "I've met some really cool people through Instagram who also live in Holland and we visit each other."

She lives with her husband and three sons in Groningen, a city two hours north of Amsterdam.

"Holland has a lot to offer," she said. "It has beautiful cities, beautiful culture, beautiful nature and agriculture."

"I like living here, but I also would like to visit the states and California," she said. "That would be great."

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