Joe Benning Photography

Travel & Photo Blog

  •   Reston, VA

Getting Around About The Site

Joe Benning Photography is a travel and photo blog with a focus on travel, landscape and street photography. Photo credits for Joe Benning’s work appear in The Atlantic, The Washingtonian and Readers Digest, in addition to other webzines, newspapers and book covers. The link to photo credits provides a larger, but not exhaustive, sample of photo credits.

Blog posts, which are are in chronological order, can be accessed by going to the Home Page.  All blogs are archived and can be accessed both through the archive menu  and the calendar. All the photos are protected by copyright.

My wife Mary Anne and I did a lot–and I mean a lot–of traveling between 2017 and 2023. Many of those trips are chronicled here. We visited Paris & Lyon in November 2017; then it was off to South Africa in January 2018, followed by Australia, New Zealand, Bora Bora, Tahiti, Chile,  Ecuador, Columbia, Panama and Peru to name a few spots. And let’s not leave out Easter Island! Over the summer of 2018 we visited Ireland and then Banff. In the summer of 2019 we visited St Petersburg, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Helsinki, Germany and Amsterdam. Covid slowed things down quite a bit in 2020 and 2021. Fortunately we were able to go to the Outer Banks and stayed in Duck, North Carolina for a couple of weeks.

Withe arrival of 2022 and COVID-19 in the rear view mirror, we went on the road again. We posted photos from trips to New Mexico and Nova Scotia. We also embarked on a 6 week trip to Seville, Spain. We posted lots of travel photos from that trip including photos taken in Seville, Jerez, Cordoba, Granada and the Alhambra.

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The year 2023 saw us back on the road for over half of the year. Those trips included a combined 6 weeks in Florence and Provence. In addition we spent considerable time in the Middle East and West Africa. Needless to say there are plenty of photos from those trips photos posted on the website as well.

While we expect to see a lot of beautiful and exotic stuff on our travels, that is only part of what we are trying to capture in the photos we post. We also try to capture a bit of  essence of the places we visit, which means shots of people, cities, towns, and villages that convey a sense of place and hint at the culture.

For 2024 we are planning a 6 week stay in Bordeaux during the spring and some travels through the Western United States during summer and fall.

Many of the posted photos were taken outside the U.S.  They include photos taken in places like Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, West Africa, the Middle East and mainland Europe. We like to think the photos capture not only a piece of the local culture, but also the majesty of nature at places like Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or the Canadian Rockies in Banff. 

Licensing Photos

High Rez versions are available for licensing at our sister site Evocative Photos.

You may also search for images in the Evocative Photos archives by using keywords in the search box below. For example, if you type “Banff” (without the quotation marks) into the search box you will be taken to photos taken in Banff over at Evocative Photos, LLC. Give it a try and see.

Copyright Notice ©

Most of the photos displayed on this site and virtually all those at Evocative Photos are available for licensing. All are protected by copyright and require a license before use. Please check the Evocative Photos Menu at the top of the page for more information about licensing. Photo Licenses for various uses are also available at Alamy using the link below, which brings up a Keyword search box.

For more information about copyright, please go to this link: Copyright.

Stock photography by Joe Benning at Alamy

To inquire further about licensing, please e-mail [email protected].

Also, please note that there is a brief discussion of the various types of licenses available at this link.

So have a look around and enjoy!

Joe Benning