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The Photographer's Cache VI Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

Markwell: These caches have had a nice long run. What started off with an idea in February of 2002 from a cacher named [url=]Blackjak[/url] has finally run its course. With the demise of the virtual cache on, and the long ago demise of the moving cache, these were only grandfathered caches, but I really enjoyed them.

Life and its concerns and worries are starting to chip away at my time, and I came to a point earlier this month when I started looking at my priorities and what was important. Somehow, keeping up with these moving virtual caches and updating the 11 versions, e-mailing back and forth with unresponsive finders, and eventually having to find my own suggested locations has taken toll on me.

So many people have written me with these caches to say how glad they were that there was something innovative and new to the caching world. Something different and outside-of-the-box. Those notes almost made it worth my time and effort to keep these active.

I would like to thank all those that found these caches, took great photos and suggested such wonderful locations for future finders. I may at somepoint set up a waymark category for locations that were once listed as Photographer's Caches. Until then, these 11 caches are archived.

Hidden : 11/22/2005
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

Welcome to the Photographer's Cache! This cache is a hybrid cache, and the first of it's kind. It is also part of a series of 10 photograph caches. Links to the other caches are below.

This cache was originally approved as a moving cache in February of 2002. I can't find the original reference in the forums, but here's a follow-up to the original discussion.

Groundspeak has enacted a guideline on their cache listing requirements that no new moving Geocaches will be approved for listing. However, this cache has been graciously grandfathered.

How it works:

  1. The cache is started by placing coordinates of a spot you have always wanted photographed. The cache page is then changed to reflect the Country/Coordinates of the requested photo.
  2. A cacher close to that area will see the cache as near them, and if they choose to participate, take the pictures of the area, log a find, and post the photos online.
  3. The same cacher who took the picture then decides where the next picture should be taken, and the process is repeated.

  • Photographs should be of good quality. Drive by, out of focus pictures will not be accepted.
  • At least one picture should have the cacher's GPSr in it. This will prevent I-was-there-last-year pictures or internet pictures.
  • If you visited a location previously, you may certainly post pictures - but only to a note (). To claim a "Found it" log (), you must visit the cache location for the duration of the placement. Pictures taken prior to the placement do not count as a find, nor do pictures taken after the cache has moved on.
  • If no one responds to a photo request for 90 days, the last cacher will be asked to make another photo request
  • Photo requests should only be made in active cache areas. Example: A photo request of the North Pole would not likely be taken and should be avoided.
  • Be Original! Check the history of this cache as well as the web gallery history of the other nine Photographer's Caches.*
  • Also be original in placement as far as location: I will not place a Photographer's Cache within 528 feet (0.10 miles) of an existing current cache.*
  • Try to be a little “crafty” in your locations. Instead of just telling us where you'd like us to go, use a hint and the best coordinates possible. This will add a little excitement. What will I find when I get there? Example: Where's 50 gallons of butter when you need it? Answer Here.
Once the pictures are taken, you can post them on a "found it" log. If you have trouble keeping the quality of the photo while staying under the 100K limit, email the pictures to me and I can format them for you.

It may happen that two or more people will take a picture of the same shot. You are welcome to add your photos and log a find, but only the first person to correctly log the find is allowed to request the next shot, and as soon as the next location is posted, no other pictures from previous requests should be posted.

There have also been incidents that have caused me to make "rulings" on finds and placements. I've started collecting them in a page called Case Law: Photographer's Caches.

If you do not have the means of getting the coordinates of the area, just e-mail me your request and I will put the coordinates on the page when I update it. Possible sources of coordinates: Eagle Geocoding, Maporama. If you have difficulty beyond that, e-mail me, and I'll try to help out as best I can.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail me.

*To assist you in figuring out if your next choice has been used or is by another existing cache, jef came up with a nifty way of searching the Photographer's Cache WebGallery by coordinates. THANKS JEF!


Current Clue:

Don't bee worried about missing this one.

The Photographer’s Cache VI History
Most recent placement on top
Note: Photo link may not be for "winning" photo. If more than one cacher photographed the location, I tried to pick the most representative picture.

Date Requested Requested By Coordinates Picture of Date Picture Taken First Picture Taken By
11/22/2005 Markwell N 26° 06.163
W 098° 15.541
Don't bee worried about missing this one. Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
8/29/2005 wallace_river N 45° 38.704
W 063° 11.679
Balmoral Grist Mill, near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, CAN 8/30/2005 THE RED FOX RAIDERS
8/9/2005 LongReacher N 45° 45.502
W 063° 33.897
Not Stonehenge, but a circle of rocks, Middleboro, Nova Scotia, CAN 8/11/2005 wallace_river
7/20/2005 DustyWalker N 45° 15.805
W 066° 05.363
I'm so wishy washey! I change my mind twice a day. 7/21/2005 LongReacher
7/5/2005 Oakley1975 N 46° 17.842
W 067° 31.673
Longest covered bridge in the world at Hartland, NB, CAN 7/5/2005 DustyWalker
5/23/2005 kidCraZy N 44° 55.447
W 066° 59.311
Old Sow Whirlpool, New Brunswick, CAN 6/21/2005 Oakley1975
3/25/2005 Markwell N 40° 33.245
W 085° 16.668
Big Indian Statue, Montpelier, IN 5/10/2005 kidCraZy
2/22/2005 FSU*Noles N 40° 00.100
W 096° 54.970
Where the Oregan and Pony Express trails crossed the 40th parallel, Nebraska/Kansas State Line 2/23/2005 BluesHarp
2/9/2005 T&J N 45° 26.648
W 095° 00.542
Largest Crow, Belgrade, MN 2/19/2005 FSU*Noles
1/24/2005 Markwell N 46° 44.904
W 095° 05.801
St. Urho statue, Menahga, MN 2/6/2005 T&J
11/22/2004 BrownRP N 35° 12.142
W 111° 24.406
San Francisco Peaks, Coconina National Forest, AZ 11/26/2004 cobame
11/9/2004 bobfireman N 35° 38.281
W 106° 23.790
“Tents” near Cochiti Indian Reservation, NM 11/11/2004 BrownRP
10/23/2004 Cabbie N 38° 53.113
W 104° 51.664
Kissing Camels, Garden of the Gods Park, near Colorado Spring, CO 10/26/2004 bobfireman
10/19/2004 or-pingman N 43° 36.168
W 116° 11.752
Center Field at Boise State Football Stadium, Meridian, ID 10/20/2004 Cabbie
10/7/2004 Tbird2LM N 46° 08.019
W 123° 52.637
Fort Clatsop, Warrenton, OR 10/16/2004 or-pingman
10/4/2004 bigeddy N 44° 12.230
W 121° 15.799
Replica of the Statue of Liberty, Peterson Rock Garden, between Redmond and Bend, OR 10/4/2004 Tbird2LM
7/29/2004 Cachemonkies N 45° 18.312
W 121° 49.441
Map of the US in the side of a mountain near Mt. Hood, OR 9/4/2004 bigeddy
5/20/2004 amentjoe N 46° 11.630
W 122° 08.878
Top of Mount St. Helens, WA - 24 years after the eruption (Movie Available) 6/25/2004 Cachemonkies
5/6/2004 bthomas N 38° 54.330
W 077° 01.930
Gen Thomas Statue, Washington DC 5/12/2004 amentjoe
4/13/2004 Progneto N 37° 48.487
W 122° 25.668
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA 4/16/2004 bthomas
4/5/2004 emptynesters N 41° 44.599
W 111° 47.814
Cache Valley, Logan, UT 4/9/2004 Progneto
1/13/2004 Mordax N 41° 50.765
W 111° 21.082
Bear Lake Rendezvous State Park, Laketown, UT 3/13/2004 emptynesters
1/6/2004 Markwell N 41° 14.205
W 105° 26.152
Lincoln Monument, Exit 323 of I-80, Laramie, WY 1/11/2004 Mordax
12/1/2003 1setter N 46° 23.487
W 112° 44.136
Montana's Territorial Prison, Deer Lodge, MT 12/6/2003 yumitori
11/18/2003 Great Scott! N 44° 28.636
W 103° 25.429
Bear Butte, near Sturgis, SD 11/20/2003 1setter
10/28/2003 Huntnlady N 36° 34.925
W 118° 45.070
General Sherman, Sequoia National Park, CA 11/11/2003 Great Scott!
10/17/2003 seander N 38° 35.820
W 122° 36.072
Calistoga's Old Faithful Geyser, in Napa County California 10/24/2003 Huntnlady
10/14/2003 brianj N 36° 35.469
W 121° 57.890
Bird Rock, Del Monte Forest, Monterey, CA 10/15/2003 seander
9/13/2003 Markwell N 38° 48.181
W 120° 53.532
Sutter's Mill, near Lotus, CA 9/15/2003 brianj
8/2/2003 Og's outfit N 33° 25.404
W 094° 02.642
Ace of Clubs House Museum, Texarkana, TX 8/3/2003 The Nugget Hunters
7/27/2003 cloudwalkers N 46° 47.173
W 121° 44.118
Paradise Ranger Station, Mount Rainier, WA 8/1/2003 Og's outfit
5/12/2003 ma and pa geo N 48° 59.956
W 100° 04.043
Peace Garden Towers at International Peace Gardens, ND 7/20/2003 cloudwalkers
4/2/2003 jonsom N 46° 17.644
W 093° 49.427
Large Walleye, Garrison, MN 4/10/2003 ma and pa geo
1/13/2003 Moun10Bike, Hazard, Kodak's4, Seth! N 39° 45.413
W 094° 50.725
Jesse James Home, St. Joseph, MO 2/22/2003 jonsom
12/10/2002 dasein N 47° 38.009
W 122° 18.921
Graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Seattle, WA 12/15/2002 Moun10Bike, Hazard, Kodak's4, Seth!
12/7/2002 WaldenRun N 45° 31.587
W 122° 37.378
Statue of Joan of Arc, Portland, OR 12/8/2002 dasein
12/5/2002 lucien N 42° 21.583
W 071° 05.338
La Grande Voile scuplture on the campus of MIT, Cambridge, MA 12/7/2002 WaldenRun
11/3/2002 South Tampa N 41º 55.589
W 073º 54.799
Beekman Arms Inn, Rhinebeck, NY 12/3/2002 lucien
11/1/2002 flowerman N 27° 46.417
W 082° 37.350
Pier in St. Petersburg, FL 11/3/2002 South Tampa
11/1/2002 bjohanso N 38° 53.698
W 077° 02.171
White House, Washington, D.C. 11/1/2002 flowerman
8/31/2002 Quetzalteco N 48° 53.087
E 002° 20.594
Sacre Coeur, Paris, France 10/31/2002 bjohanso
8/26/2002 kennamatic N 38° 26.248
W 122° 43.255
Statue of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Santa Rosa, CA 8/29/2002 Quetzalteco
8/20/2002 Harrald N 51° 31.417
W 000° 09.517
221b Baker Street, London, fictitious home of Sherlock Holmes. 8/26/2002 kennamatic
8/17/2002 park2 N 40° 45.902
W 074° 00.075
U.S.S. Intrepid, Moored at Pier 86, NYC, NY 8/19/2002 Harrald
7/14/2002 3jaze N 51° 22.756
W 112° 31.889
Hoodoos east of Drumheller, Alberta, CAN 7/16/2002 park2
7/13/2002 mrplug N 51° 06.720
W 114° 13.820
Canada Olympic Park, Calgary, Alberta, CAN 7/14/2002 3jaze
7/4/2002 Duc996 N 30° 40.986
W 088° 00.889
U.S.S. Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 7/6/2002 mrplug
4/28/2002 Doodad N 38° 17.700
W 105° 19.530
Suspension Bridge over the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge, outside of Canon City, CO 7/4/2002 Duc996
4/26/2002 bthomas N 39° 19.416
W 120° 13.850
Donner Pass, UT 4/28/2002 Doodad
4/14/2002 pswenson N 37° 45.514
W 122° 24.239
Potrero Hill in San Francisco, CA 4/26/2002 bthomas
4/7/2002 mvwood N 35° 10.036
W 106° 27.335
Trail convergence, New Mexico 4/14/2002 pswenson
4/6/2002 threelanes N 42° 32.706
W 076° 36.006
Taughannock falls, Ithaca, NY 4/7/2002 mvwood
4/4/2002 phat.bak N 30° 13.700
W 097° 46.812
La Tapatia and the Missing Plant, Austin, TX, Memories from 30 years ago by phat.bak. 4/4/2002 threelanes
3/17/2002 BigDog2 N 34° 37.647
W 084° 11.596
Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain, GA 3/23/2002 phat.bak
2/23/2002 Markwell N 44° 28.014
W 073° 10.284
Nick Perry's Fish House, South Burlington, VT 3/13/2002 BigDog2
2/8/2002 glenn95630 N 41° 56.800
W 087° 39.240
glenn95630's old apartment in Chicago, IL 2/23/2002 Markwell
2/8/2002 Markwell N 38° 40.592
W 121° 10.718
Termination of the Pony Express, Folsom, CA 2/8/2002 glenn95630

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The Photographer's Cache II
The Photographer's Cache III
The Photographer's Cache IV
The Photographer's Cache V
The Photographer's Cache VI
The Photographer's Cache VII
The Photographer's Cache VIII
The Photographer's Cache IX
The Photographer's Cache X

The Photographer's Cache: Chicago Style

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