Ang Cai, Ph.D. ’17, shot this photo of the moon gate at Kinney Azalea Gardens in South Kingstown, located just a half-mile southeast of URI’s Kingston Campus.
Cai is a research assistant professor in URI’s College of Pharmacy and is director of the Centralized Research Core Facility for RI-INBRE. He pursues photography when he’s not working for the pure fun of it. “My work creates positive experiences for me,” he says. “Every time I see the perfect shot in front of me, I cannot wait to share it with my friends.”
The proprietors of Kinney Azalea Gardens are URI alumni Tony Faella ’51 and Betty (Kinney) Faella, M.S. ’67. The Azalea Gardens are a popular destination in the spring, when the azaleas are in bloom. Cai was inspired by the serenity of this moment on a May evening just before sunset, calling the light “tender and inviting.”
Follow Cai on Instagram @Leon_tsai_
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