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Moments: Caught on Camera, Jan. 14 to Jan. 18

One captivating image a day, the reason it was chosen and how you can shoot similar pictures

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Clearing skies await a tripod-toting photographer looking for a spot to capture the early-morning light at Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A snowstorm that ended before dawn temporarily transformed Fort Williams Park into a snowy scene. The lone figure on a pathway leads the eye to the warm glow of the rising sun. Incorporating a diagonal element into the picture increases the energy and interest of the scene.

Robert F. Bukaty/AP Photo

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Trees are covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 46 degrees Celsius, in the eastern Siberian city of Yakutsk in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. WHY WE PICKED IT: Snapping this image in such extreme weather conditions took planning. The people bundled up in the background and icy braches in the foreground give a sense of just how cold it is.

Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS

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Deer graze on Wollaton Park in Nottingham, central England. WHY WE PICKED IT: This beautiful scene was captured perfectly by keeping the light soft.

Darren Staples/REUTERS

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A man walks along Toronto's waterfront. WHY WE PICKED IT: Photographer Matthew Sherwood captured this photo during his tour of the Toronto waterfront. Nice mood to photo with the fog and a great pattern created with the trees. For more photos by Matthew see his gallery, In Pictures: Capturing the waterfront.

Matthew Sherwood for The Globe and Mail

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Jeff Stokoe of Red Deer, Ab shot this great action picture of a skier and submitted it for our winter activities assignment. A high shutter speed and just the right amount of depth of field helped to capture the action.

Jeff Stokoe/Jeff Stokoe

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