The Downtown Lights From Afar

The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack from Hans Zimmer!

I was excited when I saw The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack (iTunes link) was available for pre-order on iTunes. Not much longer now! I’ve got a few special photos set aside to edit while I listen… it will be a great evening!

I was in his studio when he was recording part of it. You would not have believed the electronics and machinery that filled his studio to produce the sounds. It looked like he had filled every space with ENIACs and Big Iron sound-mixing machines to create tones that had never before been produced. Here is an article about one of my trips to his studio before the dark knight rose to take over his “little boudoir” as he calls it. 🙂


Daily Photo – The Downtown Lights From Afar

Tom and I drove up to the top of a dormant volcano to look down on Waikiki late one night. It was a rather long day of being out in the rain and muck — and it was still raining when we arrived here. By this time, my D3X was in serious malfunction mode! I could only get Live View to work, and I had to use that to take photos…. not exactly ideal conditions!

The Downtown Lights From Afar

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  • susan ratcliff

    Oh pretty ….pretty…..reminds me of Christmas for some reason! 🙂

  • Casper van Zyl

    looks more like like a fairy land seen with all the lights,as Susan says its seems that time of year

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks 🙂

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    “Don’t be overly concerned about the outward beauty
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    Be beautiful inside, in your hearts,
    with the lasting charm of a gentle and quiet spirit.

    ~ Ka Pôhaku
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  • Casper van Zyl

    Hope you don’t worship them as they are made by man and not God, what you are showing are idols.

  • Aaaah another cool cityscape, from Hawaii no less – a place that’s very much on my ‘to-do’ list – great stuff! I know you love Hans Zimmer so i think you will like this link. I was watching a re-run of a UK game show from the 1980’s/90’s called ‘Going For Gold’ which to my surprise i noticed he did the music for. He has come a long way since this…..

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • Trey Ratcliff

    wow- never heard of that one!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    it’s sooo cheesy! haha

  • I love Hawaii…

  • It definitely captures the theme and feel of the show – genius in it’s simplicity.

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