Elgol – Isle of Skye

Elgol isle of skye scotland landscape photography

Photo: Elgol and Cuillins, Isle of Skye, Scotland.  Jan 2011

The coastal view from Elgol towards the dramatic peaks of the Black Cuillin is one of the most classic images of the Scottish Highlands.  This Scene has probably been photographed a million times, yet the constantly changing conditions mean it is rarely the same.  The most common view is likely that of misty, gloomy rain, but when conditions are favorable, a thousand results are possible.  These four photos represent only an hour and a half of time from a single winter day.  One of those days where one could be in ten places at once, too many photos waiting to be made, yet precious little time to make them on a short January day.

As much as I love mountains, I also equally love rugged, stormy coasts.  The game of cat and mouse with the crashing waves only inches away.  Trying to get the timing of the waves just right, waiting till the last minute before jumping across the rocks and out of danger.  Often I leave such places with wet feet at a minimum, occasionally thoroughly soaked.

Scenic coastal view, Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Waves crash over rocky shore at Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic coastal view, Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland

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