Archive for September, 2008
The October / November issue of Frisco Image, should be in your mailbox by now. On page 24, an article on this year’s Holiday Tour of Homes, features the Frisco home of Lori Sands, which I photographed for this issue.
This was quite the challenge, as the holiday decorations were not quite finished on the day of the shoot, so we had to relocate ladders, boxes, light stands, extension cords and furniture from one room to another in order to clear the field of view and get the shots I needed. Not exactly what I had planned for, but we got what was required – and in the time allotted, so all was well in the end.
Naturally, the most difficult shot of all, taken from an upstairs room looking down, balancing on a ledge (and a couch), was not included in the story. Typical of the job. Just another day in the life of a photographer.
Frisco Image, A new bi-monthly magazine launched with it’s debut issue in June, serving Frisco, Little Elm and Prosper. You will find my images on the cover in addition to frequent story coverage. Editor Barbara Peavy publishes Allen Image as well. The current issue for August / September, has a photo I shot in 2007 of the glass sculpture in front of Frisco’s Police Station on the cover. Lurking around a police station in the wee hours is a bad idea unless you identify yourself in advance to the officer on duty, so, having cleared my intention to photograph the building around 3:30am with the Chief well in advance, I made sure to let them know of my arrival and started looking for that “right” shot of this dramatic piece of architecture. This building is difficult to shoot. I’ve shot it at sunset, in the fog, in the rain and at high noon in infrared. It’s just hard to get that great shot due to it’s location. However… The glass feature out front proved to be my favorite of all the studies I’ve done of this property over the last couple of years.
I just received an email yesterday that some creative folks took all the photos I shot of Nastia Liukin’s homecoming parade in Parker and assembled them into a video with Saving Jane’s “Girl Next Door” as the soundtrack. You can see the video on WOGA’s website or on YouTube. You can search on “Nastia Liukin parade” and look for Nastia Liukin Homecoming Parade Montage – Click Here if that’s too much work…
Here’s the blurb: Photo montage of the parade for Nastia in her hometown of Parker, Texas set to “Girl Next Door” by Saving Jane. Photos by Warren Paul Harris. Created for WOGA by Rich Tate – Alford Media Services.
Now that I’ve finished the second shoot for my new toy, it seemed a gallery was in order for my little “Road Rocket”, Djett (the “D” is silent). It’s possible there are some musicians in my age range who will intuitively know the Silent D reference, but otherwise let’s suffice it to say it’s obscure.
Djett is a 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT4. Her name relates to the fact that she’s Jet Black and more than fast enough to require a Valentine 1 radar detector at 285HP. If you’ve never driven one of these little asphalt melters, you’re missing something. Mopar’s answer to the Import Tuners gives the Imports a real run for their money, complete with computer readout to display G-force in all 4 directions, 0-60, 60-0, 1/8 and quarter mile ET and tire pressures – and lots more. Equipped with run-flat tires, it doesn’t even come with a Spare – just a compressor and fix-a-flat to get you to the dealership or tire store of your choice – at top speed, of course.
All this and 22-25mpg around town and over 29mpg on the highway in 6th gear. Not too bad, Djett!