Elgol Beach, Isle of Skye

Picture of rocky beach at Elgol, looking out to the Cuillins, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Elgol Beach, Isle of Skye

We only had time for a quick stop at Elgol, not enough time to even scratch the surface of the photographic possibilities of this tiny village, but I did pause to grab this picture as we walked back to our car.

One of the things I like about this image is its deceptive sense of scale – it isn’t until you know the two tiny dots directly under the large rock slab in the centre are people that you realise the rocks making up this beach aren’t pebbles, but boulders, and the Cuillin mountains towering in the background are a lot larger than you originally thought.

(See more pictures from the Isle of Skye on Journey Photographic)

11 thoughts on “Elgol Beach, Isle of Skye

  1. I did exactly that. “look at the nice beach of pebbles” The two tiny figures really do offer a sense of scale! Isle of Skye must be an amazing place…one I would love to visit!

  2. honestly i fucking love your shoots but i can feel the emotions that you had when you feel them! relax 🙂 time will go by but theirs no need to rush 🙂

  3. Whoa! Wait a minnit! What? That’s an incredible optical illusion. So that thing that looks like a scrap of wood stuck in the ground is a giant wedge of stone? I love it when nature knocks us humans down to size!

  4. This is a very great looking view & remember some I have seen when driving in the mountains along rivers that looked somewhat like this. I also have seen some where you get the mountainous view without anything else. I love this a lot!

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