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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sonnarman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2015 at 09:14
Respects to note passing of a remarkable friend and fellow forum member

With deepest respect and humility I note activity, especially in his much-loved Dyxum forum, the passing of Cameron Hill. 'Britannia' to all whom his prodigious pen delivered encouragement, praise and the wisdom of a collected life-time of media experience, was one whom we are privileged to meet only occasionally, in our journeys through life.

His love of the photographic image, and lessons learned in his transition from wet darkroom to digital light-room all seemed to provide continuing spur to share with whomsoever would ask, provided the question have validity, to him, at least.

His interesting views on directions our shared passions were taking, his take and ability to immerse himself in new and challenging softwares, firmwares, hardwares or vapourware, and come up with comprehendible insights, and interesting conclusions, will always resonate.

In short, many talk the talk. Cam walked the talk, as well as any I have had the pleasure of meeting.

His missives will be missed, and our journeys brightened through having had him share himself with us.

To all his family, go our most kind and gentle thoughts. His mark on the communities he touched will be impossible to erase.

Valé Cam. Thank you for sharing.

Warren Jones (Sonnarman)


Cameron Hill (Brettannia) on road trip in Manawatu, with Jonesy (Sonnarman). Chasing elusive train in scenic Manawatu Gorge. Great day capturing Minolta colours. Good memories of a great sharing time.


Cameron Hill (Brittannia) taking time out to capture Manawatu landscapes, while on short road trip with Jonesy (Sonnarman). Chasing an elusive train on the WLG-NPR line at No1 tunnel in the scenic Manawatu Gorge. Memorable days.


Anti-shake almost saved the shot! Cam capturing soft evening light amongst ancient sand dunes in the Watershed Road up-tilt plateau area of northern Manawatu. Not a shot one would usually put up, but the moment was quite special. A memorable and most enjoyable friend.

Edited by MiPr - 15 December 2015 at 12:30
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Post Options Post Options   Quote happyjack Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 December 2015 at 09:24
Thanks Sonnarman/Jonsey
I have printed this out along with all the previous posts to use on Thursday.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote klw10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2015 at 20:57
I have not been on here in a long time.... a lot has happened... but I am saddened to see this news. I am thankful for his contributions and help in founding this forum. It has truly been a great resource for myself and others who took up photography as a hobby or profession. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time. May his memory be a always be a blessing to those of us who were touched by Cam in way.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sonnarman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 December 2015 at 22:58
A word or two of comfort and courage, making the farewell of a much admired and highly-regarded friend, mentor, and communicator. Cameron brought much that is special in to our lives, and we are all the richer for his huge contributions. Many will be surprised at the scope and distance of Cam's impact, and influence too, but that is the very essence of his total embrasure of the vibrant social media that came to be his biggest ever canvas, over his sunset years.
Often quoting his love of 'the Minolta colour palette' Cam, aka 'Brettania' gave fully and unreservedly of his entire storehouse of art photographic , and photojournalistic wisdom, again without fear or favour.
It has been a privilege to witness at close range (vicariously, via a web-stream)the occasion of his farewell; and a very moving experience also.
I am certain Cameron's global fraternity of digital image-makers will all join in raising a glass in farewell, as our good wishes go to those he leaves behind. Mine's a Jamesons.



A final moment: A trusty, if somewhat elderly, Series 152E Tamron 90mm f2.5 macro lens, formerly owned by Cam, is mounted on a Konica-Minolta 7D, watching over tributes to him, during the course of his funeral service in Auckland, New Zealand, this morning (NZST).

A final chapter, in a very rich, well-illustrated book of life.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wolfy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2015 at 04:02
WOW havent visited for a few weeks and I see this post.

My thoughts and condolences to his family.

Im sure this forum will keep his memory alive with all the wisdom he has proffered and conduct of a true gentleman.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maewpa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 December 2015 at 16:53
It is good and proper to see so many people say what a special and important person Cam was in terms of this forum. I have no idea what he was like otherwise and we even had our disputes here, but every photo I take is for Cam. Sadly only he would understand but that's the way if is. My giant has fallen and we feel the reverberations In Thailand.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lazer13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2015 at 10:40
Sad to hear this.
Cam was so giving and friendly.

My sincere condoleances goes to his family and friends.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sony in OZ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 December 2015 at 13:38
Thoughts and condolences to all that were touched by Cam.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigsi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 December 2015 at 20:50
I haven't been here for a while, I'm both shocked and saddened to hear about Cams passing.

The end of an era here on dyxum, farewell Cam.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aarif Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 01:41
I'm shocked and so sad to hear this, i knew him since 2006 before Dyxum. he asked me to join Dyxum just don't know what to say
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Post Options Post Options   Quote West Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 December 2015 at 18:33
My condolence to his family.
Rest in peace Cameron
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetapunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2016 at 20:00
My belated, but sincere condolences. I met Cam a few times in Auckland through our shared interest in photography. He was always helpful and encouraging. Sad news for our community.

I am afraid I was in China doing fieldwork when Cam died, and the later funeral. I had little access to the internet there, and regret not being able to pay my respects in person.



Edited by wetapunga - 05 January 2016 at 20:17
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Pavel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2016 at 20:14
Truly sad news Condolence to his family.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tama 5a Oak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 January 2016 at 23:14
I am a little late in doing this , but i would like to acknowledge the help Came gave me .

My first wedding and he lent me 2 Flash units

then called me to see if i needed any more help

so i am very grateful for Cams help & support .

I visited Cam a few times in his last years and enjoyed them very much

Cam was also into Hi Fi so we swapped Hi Fi stories as well as photography

.

Thanks again for your help Cam and your friendship and advice .

Regards

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