The Reader

“The Reader” by Guillaume Desachy

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying my wife, Pamela, on a photo walk in the Santa Cruz area. There were three parts to the walk. The first was in a redwood forest in the hills. Then, after lunch the group went to a beach and cliffs and stayed  to the evening for sunset shots. Finally, the group ended the evening with some street shooting in downtown Santa Cruz. In all, it was a good time. Since I am not a photographer, I spent my morning in the Redwoods a little differently. I spent it reading Beauty:  A Very Short Introduction by Roger Scruton. If you have never read aesthetics, especially on the subject of beauty, in a redwood forest surrounded by 2000 year old trees then I highly recommend it. One of the first spots I where I sat down to read was on a bench along the walking path. That is where this picture was taken by Guillaume Desachy.

Rondall Reynoso

Rondall is an artist, scholar, and speaker. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and is completing a Ph.D. in Art History and Aesthetics from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.

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