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The Texas Courthouse Project

There are 254 Counties in Texas I Need to Capture Them All Some Would Call This a Herculean Task I would be inclined to agree… Not that I’m the first one to think of this, but I think anyone who appreciates my work will agree I have a unique style and see the world a…
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This Day in Texas History: Big Brazos Bridge Opens in Waco

This Day in Texas History: Big Brazos Bridge Opens in Waco January 7, 1870 On this day in 1870, the Waco Suspension Bridge, a 475-foot structure that crosses the Brazos River in downtown Waco, was opened to traffic. At the time, it was one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. Civil engineer Thomas…
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1/24/2013 Daily Image: Refinery Stack

1/24/2013 Daily Image: Refinery Stack One of the refinery stacks in Big Spring, Texas after some artistic license has been taken with the processing. Whatever the smell is between crude oil and gasoline, Big Spring reeks of it – enough to make your eyes water. Having been an architectural photographer (and an AIA member) for…
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1/18/2013 Daily Image: Capitol Zoom

Capitol Zoom Austin, Texas State Capitol Time-exposure without a tripod February 4, 2012 Copyright 2012 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

1/17/2013 Daily Image: SoCo Capitol

The Texas State Capitol building is remarkable from most angles, but seeing it jutting between the skyscrapers of Austin when looking from South Congress Avenue is quite dramatic. SoCo Capitol Austin, Texas View of the Capitol from South Congress Avenue Copyright 2012 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

This Day in Texas History: Driskill Hotel Opens in Austin

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Driskill Hotel Opens in Austin December 20, 1886 On this day in 1886, the Driskill Hotel opened in Austin. The hotel was one of the grandest in Texas, the meeting place of legislators, lobbyists, and the social leaders of Austin, and was the site of inaugural…
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12/17/2012 Daily Photo – Austin State Capitol Sunset

The Capitol building in Austin is a dramatic structure, especially as the sunset glow enhances the effect of it’s pink granite exterior. I wanted some drama in capturing this architectural and historic marvel, so we arrived at sunset to get this effect.  Discovering the massive skylight over the north extension, I felt shooting it from…
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12/16/2012 Daily Photo – Denton Courthouse Holidays

Texas is famous for it’s ornate historic courthouses and the Denton County Courthouse is one of the finest examples.  Constructed in 1896, it’s classic Second Empire / Romanesque Revival architecture is striking from any angle.  However… Given the large oak trees surrounding the courthouse, Winter is the best time to photograph it. This time-exposure, slated…
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December 12, 2012 Daily Photo – Capitol Rotunda

There can be no denying the remarkable nature of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin.  Just the fact that it is taller than the Nation’s Capitol gives it unique status, but the architecture and it’s construction of pink granite make it a striking component of the Austin skyline. The rotunda, especially at night, is…
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December 4, 2012 Daily Photo

Today’s photo comes from Volume II of Texas As I See It.  This volume is slated for release sometime in 2014, time permitting.  There are still 12-20 images I need to capture for this volume and they are scattered from one end of The Lone Star State to the other.  Volume II will be entirely…
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