30th April 2018 – ‘It takes Two’ – by Elizabeth Restall and Joanne Searle

A wonderful evening from 2 stunning photographers.  Elizabeth Restall (ARPS) and Joanne Searle (ARPS, AWPF) left members applauding in delight at a dazzling display of amazing Prints and enchanting dialog.

Joanne Searle opened the proceedings by explaining that she enjoys dark, grungy atmospheric images, and that she felt that her monochrome prints were even better when framed using black mounts. It soon became clear that Joanne is a photographer who knows what she likes and someone who is not influenced by the views of judges.

What followed was an incredible presentation of monochrome prints that took us on a journey around Great Britain and other wonderful parts of the world.

The images clearly show that Joanne stays true to her unique point of view. How to sum up the first part of the evening? Well, one of her images ‘Trapped’ has won 10 awards!

Joanne enjoys all aspects of photography but always tries to find that something different.
Over the years she has entered many local, national and international exhibitions with much success.


However, she never fails to be delighted with any success, however small, as it means that someone has enjoyed her photography.

During the coffee break Joanne displayed her panel of 12 prints that gained  her the (AWPF) distinction – quite stunning.

Elizabeth Restall, from Tyndale photography Club, stepped up to the front after the break, opening the session with a set of images that included the wonderful image – ‘Tree with Attitude’.

Elizabeth uses the image editing plugin ‘Fractalius’ to great effect. Many of her images have been captured during her participation in workshops organised and led by Andy Beale.


We were treated to a wide range of inspiring images that left members gasping at the detail and creativity showcased during this segment of the evening. Many of the images featured locations in places as far away as India.



Elizabeth has been a camera club member for over 30 years. She was delighted to gain her ARPS in 2012.

This was an excellent evening; a presentation of MANY MANY prints, just carrying all those boxes was a challenge ! However SYPC thoroughly enjoyed all the prints displayed – Thank you.

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