Reblog: Rusty Long // The Places I Love

Originally posted on The Intertia, Rusty Long shares a photo-illustrated list of places he loves. 

I’ve been very blessed to travel the world since I was 18. That’s coming up on 14 years on the road now, surfing and exploring this wondrous world. Photography has been a hobby and passion along the way the entire time, and I’ve always had a camera in tow and tried to document the memorable moments of waves and natural beauty along with the big cast of people I’ve spent time with.

This is a random assortment, mostly from the past few years, of all the places I have spent time at and loved. Not everywhere you love. Some places are just not for you.  But these are all places of fond memories and future visits.  The majority of these are taken digitally, but there are a few film images in there as well.   I still work with film cameras all the time.  The quantity of images I shoot is small and I still prefer the richness and feeling of film.  The majority of my body of film work is still not digitized though, a project I keep meaning to get around to one of these days.  Surfing and traveling just keeps getting in the way…

Here’s a selection of the top 5, see the rest here

“The biggest swell I’ve ever seen in West Ireland. Buoys were 38 feet, 17 seconds, and there were enormous waves breaking everywhere.” Photo: Rusty Long

“Giant Mavs, during the 2010 contest. This day was way next level.” Photo: Rusty Long

“Perfect 6 foot Puerto. I hurt myself the day before and was on beach patrol.” Photo: Rusty Long

“Trestles, still home sweet home.” Photo: Rusty Long

“This is a very beautiful, yet unforgiving wave in Scotland.” Photo: Rusty Long

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