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Today's Picture

Proud Face in Setting Sun's Light, Public Garden View, Picture for August 24, 2017
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Proud Face in Setting Sun's Light, Public Garden View
Display Date:   August 24, 2017
Photographer: Fred Koschara
Image Date: August 26, 2015
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 August 24, 2005
Sunset Glimmered Reflections, East Boston
Sunset Glimmered Reflections, East Boston
Displayed August 24, 2006
Windows of Fire # 1, Back Bay
Windows of Fire # 1, Back Bay
Displayed August 24, 2007
Sunset Evening Overflight, Groveland, NY
Sunset Evening Overflight, Groveland, NY
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Displayed August 24, 2008
Spire and Sunset, Ruggles Baptist Church, Boston
Spire and Sunset, Ruggles Baptist Church, Boston
Displayed August 24, 2009
Dorms and Storms, Heavy Clouds Over Kenmore Square, Boston
Dorms and Storms, Heavy Clouds Over Kenmore Square, Boston
Displayed August 24, 2010
Full Moon Rising Over Boston, from Near South Station
Full Moon Rising Over Boston, from Near South Station
Displayed August 24, 2011
Brickwork in Sunset Light, Near Fresh Pond, Cambridge
Brickwork in Sunset Light, Near Fresh Pond, Cambridge
Displayed August 24, 2012
Setting Sun On The Horizon, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Mass.
Setting Sun On The Horizon, Fresh Pond, Cambridge, Mass.
Displayed August 24, 2013
Penny Watching Birds, Dell Court, Lynn, Massachusetts
Penny Watching Birds, Dell Court, Lynn, Massachusetts
Displayed August 24, 2014
The First Church, Cambridge, Reflecting Late Day's Sun
The First Church, Cambridge, Reflecting Late Day's Sun
Displayed August 24, 2015
Mostly Cloudy Over Mystic River at George Street, Medford
Mostly Cloudy Over Mystic River at George Street, Medford
Displayed August 24, 2016
Penny's Spot on the Bookshelf, Brookings Street, Medford
Penny's Spot on the Bookshelf, Brookings Street, Medford

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 4686 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 May 7, 2016
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Beverly Harbor Under Cloudy Skies, from Winter Island
Beverly Harbor Under Cloudy Skies, from Winter Island
Sample Photo
Displayed January 25, 2014
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Feeding Swans on Dusk Ice, Elginwood Pond, Peabody, Mass.
Feeding Swans on Dusk Ice, Elginwood Pond, Peabody, 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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