Photographs from around the world.
As an enthusiastic amateur photographer for many years and more recently an even more enthusiastic "picture taker" ( I finally went digital ), I have had the opportunity to document my other interests which include travel, motor racing and restored steam railways, to name a few. My collections consist mainly of good quality images ( at least in my opinion ) together with some gems and a few less than perfect shots included for reasons of rarity or novelty. Over the coming months I will put up examples from these collections now that I finally have time to spend on the project, having recently retired. Browse through the categories and choose your favorites. All photographs are copyrighted by John Hobbs if you are interested in acquiring either digital or hard copies of any of the pictures you see ( or maybe some you don't see - there are over 300 in the Goodwood 2005 collection, for example ) please contact me and we'll work something out.
I have a number of photobooks published on www.blurb.com which are available for purchase. They are as follows : Tigers of Bandhavgarh, 33rd Monterey Historic Automobile Races, 34th Monterey Historic Automobile Races, 35th Monterey Historic Automobile Races, 36th Monterey Historic Automobile Races, 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, Goodwood Revival 2006, The Masters Historic Festival 2009, GPlive 2007, Formula 1 in the '70s, 30 Years On ( F1 in preservation ), The Chrysanthemum and the Sword ( Japan 2006 ), For Your Peru-sal ( Peru 2007 & 2009 ), Birds in Flight, People (at work rest and play ), Automobilia ( a collection of auto mascots, badges etc ), In Search of Polar Bears ( Svalbard 2010 ), Full Steam Ahead ( a look at preserved railways in the UK ), Egypt 2012, Dressing the Duchess ( re-streamlining of the Duchess of Hamilton ), Costa Rica 2010, The Big Easy 2012.
I will try to add something new on a regular basis.
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NEW March 2012 : Two albums from our trip to Egypt with the Archeological Institute of America. (Egypt's Hidden Treasures). One covers (briefly) the incredible historical sites that we visited and the other is a collection of scenes from everyday life in Egypt (mostly taken from our coach as we traveled from site to site).
NEW September 2012 : The annual pilgrimage to Laguna Seca for the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
New October 2012 : Guyana-Trinidad 2012
New March 2013 : Birds in our Backyard has been updated to include all birds photographed in or from our back yard over the last 20 years, a total of 45 species. Some are regulars and others have been seen only once or twice, such as the Roadrunner, Northern Flicker, American Robin and the Nuttal's Woodpecker.