Rule Brittania

Click picture for BBC News pre-wedding article.

Happy Royal Wedding Day.

William and Kate 29th April 2011

An abundance of footage, photos, news coverage and media to follow…

As promised! What a momentous day of pomp and ceremony as William and Kate became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After watching the footage, I feel very proud to be British on a day that went off without a hitch and had some very nice touches of flair and elegance that showed that these two, despite the titles and privilege, are just the same as us commoners. The beaming smile on Catherine’s face and the uncanny (Princess Diana) modest, humbling look on William’s showed they are just like you and me.

The whole day was wonderful but the highlights for me have to be the initial reaction of the crowd as the couple left Westminster Abbey, the emergence onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace with a couple of kisses, the thunderous fly by of WW2 bombers and the drive-by in the Aston Martin as the couple left Buckingham Palace complete with tailing balloons and William’s helicopter buddies giving a fly over from above. Great to see the country united and celebrating a wonderful day for Britain.

It should've been me!!

Prince Bond in his father's Aston Martin

A country united!

United Kingdom

Posh with a liquorice all sort on her head and Beck's distracted by something shiny!

The Queen joking about the wardrobe clash with the Bishop of London.

Best Royal Family In The World. Proud to be British!

Full story at BBC News

USA Tornados

My heart goes out to all those effected by the devastating storms that have struck across the US in these freak tornado incidents. Shocking footage and unbelievable damage. Donate to your charity of choice to help those effected. Over 200 killed and thousands effected.

Click the image for news footage.

The Green Room Photography Exhibition

                    

Just confirmed the date for my private viewing at The Green Room.

My first ever exhibition of my photography will be taking place on the 28th of July 2011 from about 6.30pm onwards. Very excited and looking forward to what should be a fun evening.

I you’re interested in coming along, send me a message and I’ll pass on details.

Location: 7 D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8DW

Etsy Update

Updated my Etsy shop with more of my limited edition (up to 20) prints from my www.pmcdphotography.com small business. If you like something you see. have a question, have a request, suggestion, please do leave me a comment or email me. I’m very happy to help cater to specifics and questions. Browse, shop, go nuts!

All prints are limited to 20 editions and signed, presented in high quality Daler Rowney ‘Ice White’ Mountboard and come in a standard 30×40 cm size to ensure easy framing. I have frames available if you wish and am also open to commissioning special editions of varying sizes if you are interested (i.e. canvas, larger prints, postcards, greetings cards, etc)

Happy Easter

Happy Easter! God bless us…everyone!!!

Let them eat chocolate 🙂

Scream 4 Review

Ghostface: Welcome home, Sidney. You’re a survivor, aren’t you, Sidney? What good is it to be a survivor when everyone close to you is dead? You can’t save them. All you can do… is watch!

I went to see Scream 4 last night. I’d been looking forward to this being released since I heard of it being brought out of retirement a year or so back. I’ve been an avid fan of the horror/comedy Scream franchise from the get go so was happy to see this despite the relatively low rating of Scream 3. I wasn’t disappointed. Although I’m older and more hardened viewer these days, and albeit the horror side of things are pretty much gone these days when concerned with this type of film, I thoroughly enjoyed the frights and comedy in Scream 4, plus the poster (above) is amazing artwork.

After so long away from the cinema, the rules in Scream 4 could very well be thrown out as we just don’t know whether Sidney Prescott, Gale Weathers (Riley), or Dewey Riley are here just for cameos and could very well be killed off a la Drew Barrymore style in the original Scream. No spoilers here so I’m saying nowt whether our original cast make it through to the final credits. Great turns from a supporting cast of Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin, the president from Battlestar Galactica (looking very face-lift indeed) and Annie from the excellent Community (didn’t even recognise her at first with her foul mouth!).

This was the first of the Scream franchise to be lower than a UK 18 certificate so I was expecting less shocks, blood and gore, but these days you have to be pretty sick to achieve an 18 rating. It was actually the bloodiest and goriest of the franchise but sadly lacked the same chill factor of the original. I say orignal because I think the novelty wore off pretty quickly after Scary Movie spoofed the spoof and contributed to the demise of this type of movie. That being said, the original cast and crew do a fantastic job in revitalising this series of films into something that hopefully will lead to more from the hilarious comedy/horror set of films. Harking back to Scream 2 which saw the opening scene set in a cinema screening Stab (a movie version of the ‘true events’ of the Woodsboro murders – from Scream 1), the cinema I watched Scream 4 at was as close to that experience as I’ve ever experienced in the UK. We’re a serious bunch in the cinema here in the UK. Not much whooping or cheering, even clapping. But that scene in the beginning of Scream 2 had the American audience screaming and running about pretending to be Ghostface and what not. Wasn’t quite the same in Wimbledon cinema yesterday but by the end at least half the audience had shrieked or fist punched the air after a Sidney Prescott bad-ass moment. I even clapped at the end – we’re very civilised us Brits after all…. “What’s your favourite scary movie?”

Four out of five stars says me. Bring on five.

Cat And Dolphins

Ahhhhhhh, bless! Cats and dolphins do get along after all. More proof that both cats and dolphins are awesome! Click here for YouTube goodness that will make you  go ahhhhhhh!

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