Not every picture makes the print edition of the Reporter-News, but I keep them in mind just the same.
I squirrel them away until I've got enough to provide a snapshot of Abilene from different angles.
I always love running into longtime friends on assignment.
That's what happened when I saw Sidney Levesque assisting her daughter who was showing chickens at the Taylor County Livestock Show. Sidney was one of the first reporters I meet when I came to the Reporter-News in 2000, so watching her keep her cool holding a flapping chicken was extra fun.
I've got a long-running fascination with pareidolia, the tendency to see faces in inanimate objects.
Cruising north Abilene for a weather photo Jan. 6, an idle glance out the window made me hit the brakes as I short-cutted through an alley. I can't say I've been that red-eyed driving around, looking for a photo. But I've come close.
I'm always fascinated with the large window above The Center for Contemporary Art. But I am hoping for more outdoorsy activities at ArtWalk to photograph this year. Not only do they make great pictures and show a non-stereotypical side of our town, but it's also a great way for all ages in the community to gather downtown on a consistent basis.
Ronald Erdrich is the photojournalist and a columnist for the Abilene Reporter-News. If you appreciate locally driven news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Abilene Wide Open: A few from here and there