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Today's Picture

Penny Enjoying the First Day of Summer, Plantation, Picture for June 21, 2021
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Penny Enjoying the First Day of Summer, Plantation

Summer officially began in the northern hemisphere on June 20 at 11:32 PM EDT - welcome to summer!

Display Date:   June 21, 2021
Photographer: Fred Koschara
Image Date: June 21, 2020
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 June 21, 2005
Brewing Thunderhead, East Boston
Brewing Thunderhead, East Boston
Displayed June 21, 2006
State House Dome Perspective Framed by Esplanade Leaves
State House Dome Perspective Framed by Esplanade Leaves
Displayed June 21, 2007
Sunset Fire, Groveland, NY
Sunset Fire, Groveland, NY
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Displayed June 21, 2008
Morning Downtown Reflections, from Columbus Park, Boston
Morning Downtown Reflections, from Columbus Park, Boston
Displayed June 21, 2009
Boston's Old Customs House Rising Over the Skyline
Boston's Old Customs House Rising Over the Skyline
Displayed June 21, 2010
Sunset Creatures Regarding The End of Spring's Last Day
Sunset Creatures Regarding The End of Spring's Last Day
Displayed June 21, 2011
Fascinated Sylvia in the Kitchen, Lynn, Massachusetts
Fascinated Sylvia in the Kitchen, Lynn, Massachusetts
Displayed June 21, 2012
Lower Falls Perspective, Letchworth Park, Castile, NY
Lower Falls Perspective, Letchworth Park, Castile, NY
Displayed June 21, 2013
Lower Saugus River With Full Tide, Saugus - Happy Summer!
Lower Saugus River With Full Tide, Saugus - Happy Summer!
Displayed June 21, 2014
Waiting For The Band, Marshfield... Happy Solstice 2014!
Waiting For The Band, Marshfield... Happy Solstice 2014!
Displayed June 21, 2015
Colorful Sunset Over Low Tide, Beverly Harbor, Mass.
Colorful Sunset Over Low Tide, Beverly Harbor, Mass.
Displayed June 21, 2016
Solstice Full Moon Rising Over Meadow Glen, Medford, Mass.
Solstice Full Moon Rising Over Meadow Glen, Medford, Mass.
Displayed June 21, 2017
Boston's Waterfront Facing An Approaching Summer Evening
Boston's Waterfront Facing An Approaching Summer Evening
Displayed June 21, 2018
Windows of Fire # 82, Back Bay from Boston Esplanade
Windows of Fire # 82, Back Bay from Boston Esplanade
Displayed June 21, 2019
Muggy and Hot, Welcome to Summer, Plantation, Florida
Muggy and Hot, Welcome to Summer, Plantation, Florida
Displayed June 21, 2020
A Slice of Pie Out of the (Sunset) Sky, Sunrise, Florida
A Slice of Pie Out of the (Sunset) Sky, Sunrise, Florida

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 6083 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 December 3, 2020
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Flowers Within Flowers, Bougainvillea Hedge, Plantation
Flowers Within Flowers, Bougainvillea Hedge, Plantation
Sample Photo
Displayed November 30, 2017
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Not Much Warmth in That Rising Sun, Medford, Massachusetts
Not Much Warmth in That Rising Sun, Medford, Massachusetts

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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