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Moments: Caught on Camera, Nov. 19 to Nov. 23

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

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A herd of camels are lead to the annual Pushkar Fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. WHY WE PICKED IT: Shooting directly into the sun can create a challenge for exposing properly. Getting the action in the foreground here solves that problem. The camels block some of the sunlight which allows for some detail to remain on them rather than just creating a silhouette of the herd running by.

Kevin Frayer/AP PHOTO

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The tops of high rise buildings stick out from a blanket of think fog covering Warsaw early morning. WHY WE PICKED IT: What a great angle to capture the buildings rising just above the morning fog. Having a camera with you at all times is key to discovering great images.

Mateusz Olszowy/REUTERS

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People fish during sunrise at a jetty along the banks of the Rio de La Plata, in Buenos Aires. WHY WE PICKED IT: A sunrise is a great moment to capture natural light at it's best. Finding an interesting subject or foreground is key to making your photo stand out from the many pictures taken at this popular time.

Enrique Marcarian/REUTERS

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A seagull prepares to fly as the seat of the Dutch government is seen in The Hague. WHY WE PICKED IT: Capturing this image would have required some speed in composing the image. As the camera snapped the seagull takes flight so there is no second chance on the final results of this photo. It worked well getting quite close to the gull and shooting when the wings are in the ready position to take off.

Peter Dejong/AP PHOTO

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Sarah Jordan shot this graphic picture of Toronto’s city hall as a plane flew overhead for our sky assignment. WHY WE PICKED IT: The bright blue is the perfect backdrop to the architecture and plane, focusing the viewer’s eye where it matters.

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