© Mark Maio 2017 - Elgol, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Another image after running two weeks of photography workshops on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
This was made at Elgol, which is at the end of a long single track road (meaning one lane of traffic for cars traveling in both directions) on the southern part of the Isle of Skye. For half of the drive there, the road is framed by the Cuillin mountain range, which then disappear from view before instantly appearing again once you arrive at Elgol harbor.
The Cuillins dominate the landscape across the bay and a rocky beach winds along for a mile or so along the right side. Large slabs of stone, arranged at various angles over the millennium, mixed with high or low tide, make this an area where I could spend days photographing.
One aspect of Elgol that I have always found amazing since my first visit, is that there is a small primary school, built in the late 1800s and still in use, literally on the beach. You have to walk by it to get on the beach. I always wonder if, in later years, students from that school come back as adults and realize how fortunate they were to go to school in such an incredible location.