Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | February 9, 2012

“The Walkers”- Qingyan, China – Marc Tan – Guest Photographer

A photo posted here, from this same blog (see link), inspired Richard to write a poem that moved us all at the meeting this week. Perhaps this photo will inspire others…



“The Walkers”- Qingyan, China – Marc Tan – Guest Photographer

Ok I took the liberty of naming this one for Marc so the title is only temporary.  This photograph is so full of mood and depth that it reminds me more of a painting than photograph.  That is why I love it.  The four “walkers” are anchors for the eye and I want to know more about what they are doing and why?  The Chinese James Dean peering out of the doorway just puts this photo over the top for me.   All this with the looming storm clouds overhead.  Marc thanks for the story in one frame.  To check out more of Marc’s amazing photographs, please slip on over to for a beautiful trip through Asia.  Also, here is the link to Marc’s photo gallery:

Take it away Marc:

This particular photo was taken in March…

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  1. I find it difficult to convince myself that this is a photo, though I know it can be, just the idea that we “live” in a painting is beyond poetic in and of itself.

    • I agree. I wasn’t sure what it was when I saw it… seems too much like an oil painting on a canvas. There is poetry all around us, and often it seems photographers capture it as much as or more often than poets!

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