“The Big Picture” from The Boston Globe

As a Texas resident, I don’t really care about newspaper in Boston area. But I bet you will be attracted by this particular column called “The Big Picture”. As its name, it is a photograph news column runs by a guy called Alan Taylor, who claims himself as the web developer of the Boston.com.

Impression of the column is from its huge size photographs of current global events. If you are tired of watching those small and heavily DRM protected pictures of some major websites, the kind of visual stimulation by watching huge size photographs will make you just like live in another type of world.

Alan says those pictures are provided by some major news agencies like AP and Reuters. They license those pictures to Boston Globe for distribution. (It is interesting that these news agencies don’t provide those pictures in their website.)

It was a huge discovery for me, because I was First, desperately looking for some big resolution news pictures (to satisfy my visual needs); Second, I always wanted to look at these events in closer camera angle, instead of much biased news articles, comments and reports. One killer switch of the column is all pictures and captions are “copy-and-paste-able”, that means you can copy and pictures and captions to your web blog or wherever.

URL: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/

FAQ:  http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/about.html#faq

Sample Photograph (Just give you kind of feeling…… Might look different depend on extent of HTML support of your web browser)

A couple dances during the inauguration of the 2009 Tango World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina Sunday Aug. 23, 2009. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)

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