Land of Leprechauns by Randall Scholten


Small (22.9" x 16.4")

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The amount of moss that can accumulate on trees and rocks in the Pacific Northwest (USA) is sometimes almost unbelievable. And if you think walking on moss covered rocks is difficult, you should try moss covered rocks with snow on them! I almost broke my bones getting this image… not to mention getting wet feet. Also, I kept feeling like I was being watched when I took this photo. And it wouldn’t surprise me if there is a leprechaun peeking through somewhere. But I couldn’t find him (or her?)

Photographed up the Elk River near Port Orford on the southern Oregon coast (USA)

Nikon D700, 20 mm f/2.8D Lens. f/4.5, 1/80th Second Exposure, ISO 200


river, moss, snow, rocks, water, green, leprechaun, trees, woods, forest


  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    beautiful scsnery

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Very beautiful capture!

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Randall

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Capture Randall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    Don’t you go breaking any bones & getting yourself laid up for weeks as we’d miss all of your beautiful photography!!!! Be careful, ya hear?

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowover 3 years ago

    What an amazing image Randall, great job!

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 3 years ago

    stay safe when getting the image, this one is just great.

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    *Beautiful Work!! CONGRATULATIONS on your FEATURE in the Scenery group !

    Thank you,

  • What exciting news! Thank you very, very much!!!

    – Randall Scholten

  • Nannygoat
    Nannygoatover 3 years ago

    Great shot, love them both… Happy that Carolyn featured it in her group…

    Love you much…

  • Chacooe
    Chacooeover 3 years ago

    Randy, This will make the local crafter’s happy to know. When I lived in Brookings, I used to go up the Chetco River and collect moss for my crafts, but in all the years I have been collecting, I have never seen so much moss in one place, as there is in your picture.

    Both of your pictures today are fantastic, I almost felt sorry for that little flower, it did look like it was cold and shivering. I hope you get a picture of these plants in full bloom because they are beautiful when all of them show there colors.

    Take Care my Friend in Port Orford,

    Kathy M.

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