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Moments: Caught on Camera, August 26 to August 30

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

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The sun is filtered through the fog in the Stelling Vineyard at Far Niente winery Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 in Oakville, Calif. WHY WE PICKED IT: The perspective of the grape vines fading in the fog is enhanced by the contrasting foliage in the foreground, making for an atmospheric scene with vast depth.

Eric Risberg/AP Photo

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.MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Sukhoi Su-27 jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams perform near an Orthodox church during a demonstration flight at the MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. WHY WE PICKED IT: The pattern of the crosses makes a great foreground image to the synchronized jet fighters during this air show.

Tatyana Makeyeva/REUTERS

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Visitors run away from waves from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou Zhejiang province, August 25, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: Right place at the right time? More likely the photographer anticipated the crash of the wave and was there to capture the reaction of the many now-soaked bystanders.

REUTERS

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A woman and a child cast shadows as they ride their bicycles on a sunny day in Vienna August 23, 2013. WHY WE PICKED IT: This photo is a good example of using shadows to create a unique and interesting image.

Heinz-Peter Bader/REUTERS

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Pavel Muller, a retired hobbyist photographer from Toronto, submitted this shot of night traffic on the Don Valley Parkway for the reader assignment on slow shutter speeds. Using a small aperture of f/16, 100 ISO and a neutral density filter to further lower the shutter speed, he took this 30-second frame of car lights trailing into the distance.

Pavel Muller

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