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1/4/2012 Daily Photo: Digging the Fog

Another classic example of opportunistic photography and why I am never without a camera.  I love how fog renders the mundane as something mysterious and magical.  On my way out one morning, I found myself fascinated by some construction workers while I waited at a red light.  I had just enough time to capture several…
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This day in Texas History: Legislature Passes Act to Encourage Transcontinental Railroad Through Texas

This day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Legislature Passes Act to Encourage Transcontinental Railroad Through Texas December 21, 1853 On this day in 1853, the Texas legislature passed the Mississippi and Pacific Railroad Act, designed to encourage the construction of a southern transcontinental railroad through Texas. The act authorized Governor Peter H. Bell…
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12/20/2012 Daily Photo – R.F.D.

While driving the back roads between Tyler and Ben Wheeler, I spotted this dilapidated mailbox with a scrap of fluorescent pink plastic ribbon attached.  With a horse grazing in the background, this composition just said “Rural Texas” to me. How about you? Find this on page 53 of Texas As I See It R.F.D. (LIKE…
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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 10, 2012 Daily Photo – Ice Plant

Winter precipitation, especially ice, alters our world in a magical way.  During the first ice storm of the 2007 Winter season, I found this dormant grass encased in a glimmering sheet of crystalline ice and captured it – right in my own front yard. Find this on page 1 of Texas As I See It…
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December 6, 2012 Daily Photo – Sunrise on I-10

December 6, 2012 Daily Photo Today’s image comes from Volume I of Texas As I See It, (pages 140-141) available from nearly 50 resellers across the State or directly from our website (in plenty of time for Christmas … or the holiday of your choice) On a trip back from El Paso, I decided to…
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Today’s Image – San Antonio Sunrise

Today’s image comes from Volume II of Texas As I See It.  Slated for completion and release in 2013, Volume II will be all time-exposure photography of The Lone Star State. Pure Gold San Antonio Sunrise Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris all rights reserved

What People are Saying About Texas As I See It

What People Are Saying About Texas As I See It Over the last year we’ve been receiving comments from the many people who have received Texas As I See It – my coffee table photography book on The Lone Star State.  The most frequent “comment” if you will is a rapid inrush of air upon…
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