Kauai: Always Returning 5dmkII


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Kauai: Always Returning. Shot on Canon 5dmk2 from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

This was filmed for the Kauai Visitor Information Channel.

This is my first attempt at shooting with the Canon 5dmk2…Please read blog here for more info…

Music is by Brian Eno from the album Apollo. You can buy it by clicking the link below




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  1. Excellent stuff! How did you go about doing the time lapse of the sunset on the 5D? Did you you roll continuously and speed it up or does the 5D have a time lapse function?

    1. pbloom says:

      yeah I just rolled. There is a timelapse stills function but you need the remote cord which I have just got!

  2. Wow You sure do wonders with any camera you pick up. I wanna see you Philip Bloom film with a cell phone 🙂

  3. Dumitru Tira says:

    Hey, I’ve always admired your work. the 5D MK2 seems to be a great machine, not only for photo but also for occasional videographers like me 😀

    I always wondered about the music and copyrights, do you ask permission to use their music? I always hesitated to use “commercial” music in my stuff 🙁

    1. pbloom says:

      i credit them and am starting to put links to buy their work on my site…for commercial projects the music is licensed.

  4. Ron Coker says:



    Hi, The above address may be of help. Quick & easy manual control with Canon glass (Star Button) how to.


    1. pbloom says:

      thanks Ron!

    2. Michiel says:

      Thanks to Ron for this link. Very helpful.

      Besides that, i am a huge fan of this site and i am a great admirer of Philip Bloom but i like footage shot with Canon lenses a lot more than footage shot with Nikon lenses. No exceptions so far.

      I have seen lots and lots of footage on the web and i own a 5DmkII myself.

      Maybe there is a commercial factor here in that Phil already had the Nikon lenses and i can understand that he is not very keen to buy himself into the Canon line because of the extra investment.

      Its the only reason i can come up with. Otherwise… i just dont understand as far its a matter of taste.

      Keep on the good work !


      1. pbloom says:

        i already had Nikon lenses as I used them for my Letus 35mm adaptor. They have manual irises which make them better for 35mm adaptor than the EOS lenses.


  5. Nigel Cooper says:

    Quote Lubomyr “Wow, you sure do wonders with any camera you pick up”.

    I’ve always said it is the user, not the tools. Philip is an exceptionally talented DoP. He probably could come up with some beautifully crafted shots from a mobile; but why bother.

    Good stuff Philip, as usual.

    1. pbloom says:

      cheers Nigel

  6. Wow! Nice images. Looks like you shot most of it a very short radius of the pier. Possibly near the trestle bridge?

  7. Incredible footage, I was just in Kauai for the first time in October and it’s hard to find enough words to describe it. I love the shot around 2:20. We were staying in Hanalei most of the trip, at the end of our last day on the north shore before driving south we stopped at this lookout. The time of day and lighting in your video is almost identical to the photos I took. It’s the last image I have of Hanalei and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to leave it.

    Your video makes me feel like I’m there again, Thanks!