Kauai: Queen’s Bath


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Shot on the Ex3/ Letus Ultimate/ half inch relay using Zeiss Nikon primes, Nikon f2.8 Zooms and Hartblei 85mm tilt shift lens.

Queen’s Bath in Kauai from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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  1. jehu says:

    Wow, Alright thats it i must go there so i can shoot my own handheld version of this. Keep them coming Phil

  2. Fred says:

    Hello, i am french and i want to tell you that i like very much what you do. there is a perfect osmose between the music & the pictures, very poetique…

    Picture quality is also stunning…

    PS: sorry for my bad “english”

    1. pbloom says:

      Merci Beaucoup Fred.

  3. beautiful. I’m a bit jealous however of your travels. my goal is to travel and film at the same time. thanks for the inspiration.

  4. kubalsky says:

    seems like a difficult exposure situation with all the reflection on water but your exposure is spot on in every shot. nice work sensei.

  5. Derek VG says:

    Very nice. The tilt-focus shot with the man sitting on the rock is great.

    Very effective to have most of the video consist of landscape, and then people suddenly pop out of the background like that at the end. Your videos always remind me that shallow depth of field isn’t just about a classy look, it’s an important storytelling tool.

  6. Matthew Hurley says:

    I hope you get a chance to shoot some scenic,s along the Napali coast. It is well worth the hike. Last time i was there, all i had was a Bolex and a Sony PD 170 in a back pack. Everywhere i looked were visual wonders. Funny how we film makers see the world. Don,t forget to bring yer rain gear .LOL

    1. pbloom says:

      so little time here unfortunately!!!

  7. adam says:

    any info on your picture profile here, philip? also, any filtration? I’m assuming you had a pola on all of this?

    lovely piece

    1. pbloom says:

      no pola…most of colour was done in Magic Bullet Looks.

  8. Peter Urban says:

    I have to disagree with Fred – to me the music doesn’t go with the place and the pictures, which is a first for the work that I’ve seen from you. The music is too depressed to go with the beauty of the place and the flow of the water. Or maybe it’s just me :)

  9. Asha says:


    Next time I go to Kauai, I am definitely visiting the Queen’s bath! Funny I never went there, I spent quite a bit of time in Princeville…bought the white PUKA beater there, from a local Hawaiian guy…love this video!


    1. pbloom says:

      you never went there?! serious?!

  10. Thomas says:

    Everytime I watch one of your videos, I get an itch…. the itch of selling my EOS 50D and buying a 7D or 550D just for the chance to do something like this!

    Love your work Phillip, keep it up.


  11. Beautiful video, especially the music fill perfectly!