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Moments: Caught on Camera, July 8 to July 12

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

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The Calgary Stampede Marching Band performs during the 101st Calgary Stampede in Calgary , Alberta. WHY WE PICKED IT: A great way to create and capture interesting images is to use reflective surfaces.

Kevin Van Paassen/The Globe and Mail

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Commuters stroll in front of Simon Bolivar statue in Caracas. WHY WE PICKED IT: The motion of commuters walking by creates some energy in the frame and adds an interesting foreground to the statue and architecture.

Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS

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A woman is seen through the window of a shop as she walks past the Swayambhunath Stupa in Kathmandu. WHY WE PICKED IT: Good choice picking a low angle to get the top of the temple in. And nice use of negative space with dark walls from an inside room to frame the temple and the woman walking by.

Navesh Chitrakar/REUTERS

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Stephan Owen takes to the air as he wake skates during the Covert Water Ski and Wakeboard Jam in Bedwell Bay in North Vancouver, B.C. WHY WE PICKED IT: Great framing and timing to get the subject in flight while using the rest of the frame to show the spray from the water.

Jonathan Hayward/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Arthur Boutilier of Yellowknife sent us this image for our wildlife assignment. The reflection of the gull just after it skimmed the water really makes this image stand out. The warm light on the birds wings also adds to the picture.

Arthur Boutilier

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