So, how many Gnomes are there really? There are many guesses, with some going as high as 5,000. But counting things in irregular groups is hard. Many gnomes are partially or completely covered by leaves, and some have been broken. A Gnomesville census is sorely needed.
Our devious plan is to photograph each group from one main (usually elevated) angle to encompass most of the gnomes. Then photos from supplementary angles will find the hidden ones. People can then count them and send the estimate in. The average will become the official number.
Here is a test photo. How many do you think there are?
Now we are preparing a photo with Gnomes numbered. The best estimate could be the average.
But it is still hard to be acccurate.
We’re working on it.
Check back soon.