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Today's Picture

Storm Clouds Over Boston, from Gateway Plaza, Everett, Picture for September 20, 2017
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Storm Clouds Over Boston, from Gateway Plaza, Everett
Display Date:   September 20, 2017
Photographer: Fred Koschara
Image Date: September 19, 2017
Camera: Sony Alpha A99
 
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This site is where I share some of the beauty I see in the world around me with the rest of my community. I hope you like the pictures I've made available.

The picture of the day is changed daily at 3 AM, Eastern Time. If you click on the picture above, you will enter a slide show of the pictures that have been displayed on this site.

I'm writing a Kickstarter proposal to create a movie of the pictures that have been shown on this site. (At 1/3 second per image, it's going to be a 25+ minute movie!) If you would like to know when the Kickstarter is ready, or if you have any comments, please use this form to send me a message. (Relevant entries here will only be used to contact you re. the Kickstarter project.)

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You can also find more information about the PbF Movie project, including the planned Kickstarter reward levels, here on the project page.

Today In Review

Displayed September 20, 2005
Wrought Iron, B.U. President's Mansion Facing Esplanade
Wrought Iron, B.U. President's Mansion Facing Esplanade
Displayed September 20, 2006
Calm Dusk at Maverick, East Boston
Calm Dusk at Maverick, East Boston
Displayed September 20, 2007
Colors of Warmth on a Chilly Evening, Mass. Ave. at Hynes
Colors of Warmth on a Chilly Evening, Mass. Ave. at Hynes
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Displayed September 20, 2008
A Sunset Change of Lighting, Boylston Street, Boston
A Sunset Change of Lighting, Boylston Street, Boston
Displayed September 20, 2009
Boston's North End Under Heavy Skies, from East Boston
Boston's North End Under Heavy Skies, from East Boston
Displayed September 20, 2010
Battery Erasmus Keyes, Fort William, Maine
Battery Erasmus Keyes, Fort William, Maine
Displayed September 20, 2011
Steaming Through the Sun Beams, Portland Harbor, Maine
Steaming Through the Sun Beams, Portland Harbor, Maine
Displayed September 20, 2012
Late Season Bee With Generous Resources, Dorchester
Late Season Bee With Generous Resources, Dorchester
Displayed September 20, 2013
Windows of Fire # 70, Huntington Avenue Beacon, Boston
Windows of Fire # 70, Huntington Avenue Beacon, Boston
Displayed September 20, 2014
Sailboats Retired Under Changing Skies, Charles River
Sailboats Retired Under Changing Skies, Charles River
Displayed September 20, 2015
Sunset's Hand Reaching Behind Old South, Boylston Street
Sunset's Hand Reaching Behind Old South, Boylston Street
Displayed September 20, 2016
Lower Charles Night Reflections, from Longfellow Bridge
Lower Charles Night Reflections, from Longfellow Bridge

There is also a calendar view (by month) of the available pictures which you can use to browse through the site. Note that when you make a selection on a calendar page, it takes you into the slide show at that picture, so that you can scroll back and forth from any date that you find interesting or convenient. (The monthly calendar view remembers which month you last looked at.)

FYI: As of now, there are currently 4713 daily pictures that have been displayed on this site since I first put it online on October 26, 2004.

The pictures in the slide show are displayed at 1024x768 resolution. If you've got a screen with enough space (e.g., 1152x864, 1280x1024 or larger), you'll be able to see the whole picture in your browser window without scrolling. On smaller screens, I'm afraid you'll have to scroll around to see complete pictures - at least for now...

I am working on a program, PbFpaper™, that will allow subscribers to have their winDoze desktop updated from this site each day. Subscriptions will be offered for several different screen resolutions, and the program will allow you to record your favorite selections, and redisplay them as your desktop background any time you want to. Once I have the winDoze version running, I'll be porting PbFpaper™ to FreeBSD and Linux, and at least to OS/X for Macintosh users.

In addition, limited edition prints of the photographs on this site are available through its sister site, LimitedEditionPhoto.com. The photos are printed using pigment-based inks for the maximum image life. Prints are offered either matted, or framed in any of a variety of styles. See the LimitedEditionPhoto.com site for further details.

... and, coming soon, PuzzleByFred.com where some of these photos will be offered as [1000 piece] jigsaw puzzles. (Do you have any preferences? Email your requests to me at puzzle.suggest@PhotoByFred.com - I am open to suggestions...)

... also coming soon, PosterByFred.com where some of these photos will be offered as inexpensive [inspirational] wall posters. (Do you have any preferences? As with the puzzles, I'm open to suggestions, so email requests or ideas to me at poster.suggest@PhotoByFred.com)

Thanks for your interest in my photos! Feel free to send me an email through the "Webmaster" link at the bottom of any page if you would like more information.

Sample Photo
Displayed January 1, 2013
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Winter Branches Against Clear Sky, Dell Court, Lynn
Winter Branches Against Clear Sky, Dell Court, Lynn
Sample Photo
Displayed November 7, 2009
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Low Water For Canoes, Bear Hill Pond, Harvard, Mass.
Low Water For Canoes, Bear Hill Pond, Harvard, Mass.

Ultimately, the purpose of this site is to support private space exploration and development (see L5Development.com for more information about the effort). As a measure of encouragement to join those enabling it, half of the subscription fees from PbFpaper™ will be deposited into an "L5 dollars" account in the subscriber's name at The L5 National Bank.

 
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Featured Photos

Moonlit Snowscape, Harvard, Mass., Picture for December 29, 2007
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Moonlit Snowscape, Harvard, Mass.

Moonrise on Christmas Eve 2007 was a spectacular sight: Climbing through scudding clouds, the luminous orb carried an almost magical air into the evening soon after sunset. December's blanket of snow had been rained on earlier in the week, and the arctic air that followed encrusted the landscape in a tough reflective shell of frozen waves and patterns. If you saw the Moon that night, you will surely remember it...

Display Date:   December 29, 2007
Photographer: Fred Koschara
Image Date: December 24, 2007
Camera: Sony F-717
 
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Winter Sunset Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Picture for February 6, 2008
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Winter Sunset Lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Display Date:   February 6, 2008
Photographer: Fred Koschara
Image Date: January 30, 2008
Camera: Sony F-717
 
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April Weather, Boylston Street, Picture for October 27, 2004
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April Weather, Boylston Street
Display Date:
 October 27, 2004
Photographer:
 Fred Koschara
Image Date:
 April 14, 2004
Camera:
 Sony F-717
 
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