Photography as representation

The images here are important. I don’t mean artistically, although I like them, nor do I mean that what they portray is particularly important. They are important because of what they represent.

© Dave Whenham

Pinfold Lane

Last year I was unfortunate enough to need a heart op – nothing too serious, “just routine” said my surgeon – but that leads to a different story. By the end of 2014 I was less fit than I have been at anytime in my adult life.  So at the start of the year I resolved to walk for at least twenty minutes every day in January.  I managed it, just, but a walk around the block which took me thirty minutes on 1st January was taking me around twenty minutes at the end of the month. It is now the 18th February and so far I have continued my daily walk, in all weathers.

So what about this picture? Well it represents the fact that yesterday I walked to the top of Dewsbury Road, something I would not have even contemplated thinking about six weeks ago let alone completing it twice on consecutive days as I’ve just done. So the significance of this image for me is that it represents my climb up the hill and then along Pinfold Lane just to see what was up there.

© Dave Whenham

View from Dewsbury Road

© Dave Whenham

Whitwell Green Lane

© Dave Whenham