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Recent News Articles About Us

by on Nov.28, 2011, under News

Just thought I’d post some of the recent news articles here.


Dallas Morning News article on the Book Signing for Texas As I See It at MarketPlace in Frisco Square

And another article from the Star local news


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Please Patronize Our Resellers

by on Sep.20, 2011, under News, Recommendations

September 21, 2011: One more reseller has taken delivery of an assortment of Note Cards in Dallas.  Please welcome and patronize the newest member of our team in the Bishop Arts District:

Bishop Street Market

419 N. Bishop Ave. at W.7th.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-0907


Another new reseller just took delivery of a McKinney, Texas-themed assortment of our Fine Art Note Cards  They have also pre-ordered 24 copies of Texas As I See It, our coffee table book arriving in November.

Please patronize them:

The Little Red Hen

105 E. Virginia St (east side of the Square)
McKinney, TX 75069
(972) 542-0429

We would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Texas Belles and Beaus in Grapevine, Texas.  Just in time for this year’s Grape Fest, we installed a counter-top display yesterday.  Look for it right in front of the cash register:

Texas Belles & Beaus – Grapevine

406 S Main St
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 756-6476

Other Texas resellers include:


MarketPlace at Frisco Square

8861 Coleman Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 377-9400


Texas Treasures at Stonebriar Mall

Stonebriar Center
Frisco, TX
(469) 633-1377



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Updates to the Architecture Gallery Posted

by on Jul.05, 2011, under gallery updates, News

It’s been some time since I updated the main galleries, so I wet through, removed some images I felt were not strong enough and added a large number of new images taken in the last few months.

As a result of our travels, coupled with two large-scale continuing Real Estate lifestyle shoots for both Newman Village and Tucker Hill, I have a growing collection of new images.

The photo below is an aerial view of Newman Village in Frisco, Texas, as part of an aerial view shoot we were dong for them.


Newman Village Lifestyles Shoot 2011

Overview of Newman Village.

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When a Diet Coke Explodes…

by on Jan.30, 2011, under Events, News

… You get this:

What a lovely mess!

When I got to the studio today, I found the refrigerator door ajar about 3 inches.  Which caused me to think  “WFT?!?!?!?”

Opening the door a bit further, this was what I found.


In addition to the obvious mess here, a sizable quantity wound up underneath the stereo system – and the microwave.


But wait, there’s more…

The fun continues...

So here’s where the majority of the diet coke wound up…

Needless to say, cleaning this up was a project.

With no running water in the studio and the closest source of H2O being down the hall to the common bathroom, you can imagine how complicated it was to clean all this up – after hauling all the canned and bottled drinks down to wash them in the sink.  Everything that wasn’t a sealed drink was a complete loss.  And the freezer converted an impressive amount of humidity into about a one inch thick layer of new ice.


The culprit!

So this is the culprit.  The cause of all the fun and games…

You can see how the can swelled up until the seam that keeps the top fastened to the rest of the can just ripped itself loose at what must have been fairly high velocity  (I’m sure it was an impressive event).

About 45 minutes later, we had all the drinks cleaned up, the interior of the fridge as clean as possible and both stereo and microwave moved, counter cleaned – and re-populated with equipment.

Then the “defrosting the refrigerator” dance…  Removing as much ice as possible by hand, I then wedged a thick layer of ShamWow under the fridge to soak up all the soon-to-melt ice (I’ve been getting grief for these things since I bought them years ago.  But they actually work pretty well.  HA!) — and left, evidence in hand.

Exploded Coke Can

Upon arriving home, I took “the culprit” out to our screened in porch, where we have good light, and took a few photos of the badly-behaved container so I can forward them to the nice folks at Coca Cola.  Pretty, isn’t it?  And shiny, too.

You have to give their design department credit for creating a pretty, shiny, reflective (if slightly untrustworthy) container for the less caloric version of Coca Cola’s very popular cola drink.

I think they should include face shields and kevlar vests with this product.

What would have happened if I had just picked it up when it “went off”?  At a minimum I’d need a bath.  But I also might need a digit or two reattached as well…

The Culprit part deux.

So tomorrow we’ll mosey back on down to the studio to wring out the ShamWows, dry out the rest of the mess, reload the fridge and start the process of getting it back down to the correct temperature.

And then off to the store to replace the supplies that defrosted during the festivities…

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MSN Story Features My Photo of Frisco

by on Oct.20, 2010, under News

In a timely article on the 15 Fastest Growing Cities in America, MSN is using one of my images.  No surprise to those of us who live in the fastest growing city in the Nation (Frisco, Texas), we’ve been watching our population explode at an amazing rate.  It’s an interesting article on the rapid growth of fifteen different cities across this nation, including several from the Lone Star State.

Check out the article for the full story.

Frisco, Texas by Warren Paul Harris

Frisco CIty Hall

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Chasing a Rainbow

by on Aug.24, 2010, under gallery updates, News

A Rainbow with no rain...

Rainbow in Plano

I’ve certainly gotten more than my fair share of grief as a result of carrying a camera everywhere I go, but it pays off frequently enough to justify the ridicule.  Yesterday, as I was making my way up the surface streets in Plano (due to being stuck with a rental car and no toll tag) I noticed what I thought was a rainbow off the the east.  I thought “no way” – as there had been no precipitation  and the temperature was 106 degrees…  But as I made my way north on Midway and kept looking between buildings as I passed them, sure enough, there was a freakin’ rainbow!  Hot damn!  So now I had a mission.  Find something interesting to put between myself and this amazing freak of nature.  So off I go, weaving through traffic to try and reach my destination before the clouds to the western horizon can interfere with my target.

Sliding sideways into the gas station off the service road, I jump out of the car with the engine running, adjusting the camera settings as I go, and line up the water tower off Parkwood and Windhaven Pkwy with the rainbow to the northeast.  And this is the result.  Of course I had to find a couple more vantage points to shoot from, but as usual, the first location and composition turned out to be my favorite shot.

So this is why I always carry a camera.  And so should you.

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Arts In The Square Location Map

by on Mar.02, 2010, under Events, Frisco, News

Now that I have my booth assignment, here ‘s the map of this weekend’s Arts In the Square, with my booth space highlighted to make it easy for you to find me.

For the first time, I will be exhibiting a portion of my Tuscany Series, photographed in 2007.  If you’ve never been to this wonderful region, this is your opportunity to enjoy it through my eyes.  If you have had the good fortune to have enjoyed the Tuscan environment, now you can relive those locations from my perspective.

So make sure you carve out a little time in your weekend schedule to stop by and say hello while checking out all the other hard-working artists in our area.

Arts In The Square 2010 Map

Arts In The Square 2010 Map

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Nastia Liukin Photo Montage on YouTube

by on Sep.11, 2008, under News, Recent Projects

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.

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Frisco Grain Elevator Project

by on Aug.20, 2008, under Frisco, News, Projects, Recent Projects

Lighted Grain Elevators

Lighted Grain Elevators

I’ve had this ‘vision’ for over a year to light Frisco’s Old Town grain elevators and photograph them.  I even went out at 3am one night last year during a full moon to see if a Moonscape approach would do them justice.  While it yielded interesting results, it just was not the effect I had in mind.

So I set about to put together everything (and everyone) I would need to yield the results I had seen in my mind’s eye.  A quick call to Mayor Maso at The City to explain my idea and to make sure there would be no problem having a couple of suspicious adults scurrying around the site like overgrown squirrels yielded the required OK and we were off!

I knew I would need flood lights and I realized I’d need to shield the bulbs from view, partially to contain the light and minimize the “beam spread” – but also to eliminate the glare an exposed bulb generates on the final image.

To achieve this, I located new, unused paint cans, which I combined with standard bulb sockets (for the 3 lights that would have to go on top of the building) and swivel floodlight sockets with Ground Stakes to anchor 3 more flood lights into the earth at the base of the elevators.

To eliminate the inconvenience of lugging a large generator around, I purchased a large inverter that, when connected to a car battery, will power 500 watt worth of lights.  The next trick was to figure out how to get six floodlights with enough output that would add up to less than 500 watts…

We switched over to CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lamp) floodlights in our home a couple of years ago for ecological reasons and found them to be incredibly bright, so I picked up a wad of these incredibly efficient floodlights that draw only 23 watts each.  For a total of under 150 watts of power consumption, it looked reasonable we would be able to achieve the desired effect.

One Tuesday night in late July, my fried Jose Artiles and I got together with all the right components, a bit of good old American (and Cuban) ingenuity and we did it.  Jose’s 18 foot ladder gave us just enough height to get me on top of the 20 foot-high roof of the building for purposes of setting 3 of the floodlights.  Getting down, however, proved to be a real challenge, as the top rung of the ladder would up recessed about a foot less that the 90 degree point relative to the edge of the roof, so finding that first rung with one foot while hanging on for dear life reminded me how much I dislike ladders…

Once down from the roof, we set the other 3 floodlights and strung the balance of at least 250 feet of extension cords to tie everything together.  After connecting the inverter to the engine of my 2008 Dodge Caliber and firing up the engine, we applied power, and damned if it didn’t look exactly like I had envisioned.  It’s so cool when something looks the way you thought it would…

The first shot was actually exactly what I wanted, but we tried various exposures and vantage points just because it would be silly not to after all the prep work.  As we were collecting and re-packing all the equipment, Jose pointed out a great shot looking straight up the towers into the clouds, which resulted in a few more remarkable shots.  (Thanks, Jose)

The series of 3 images can be seen both on the Architecture page of my site as well as the Frisco page of my NocturnalVisions.net site (along with the results of many of my other Nocturnal Excursions.)

Hopefully, the City of Frisco will elect to light this classic landmark permanently one day.

Photos on my Nocturnal Visions website, but I’ve attached them here for you so see.

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