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The Photographer's Cache VII 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This cache has been archived.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
1.5 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:
Tribute to the black soldier

The Photographer’s Cache VII 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 Trekin Triad N 31° 33.195
W 110° 18.449
Tribute to the black soldier Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
9/27/2005 Mule Ears N 31° 26.150
W 109° 54.016
The Lavender Pit, Bizbee, AZ 10/9/2005 Trekin Triad
9/13/2005 Markwell N 31° 44.564
W 111° 01.801
Longhorn Grill, Arnado, AZ 9/16/2005 Mule Ears
8/9/2005 steenroller N 39° 17.090
W 076° 36.520
Submarine in Baltimore, MD 8/10/2005 BuffaloLeader and Autodoc
7/1/2005 markwell N 31° 28.604
W 091° 22.297
Restaurant Shaped like a Woman's Skirt, Natchez, MS 7/5/2005 steenroller
5/9/2005 markwell N 47° 39.211
W 101° 25.023
Giant Walleye, Garrison, ND 5/10/2005 MinotRanger
1/24/2005 markwell N 39° 31.998
W 119° 48.173
Volkswagen Beetle Sculpted into Spider, Reno, NV 1/30/2005 Chocolate Blobby
9/3/2004 haviator N 59° 16.250
E 015° 13.783
A road of flowers will lead to harmony and balance..., Sweden 9/4/2004 bamlan
7/19/2004 PHZ N 56° 52.643
E 014° 48.691
Cathedral of Växjö, near Alvesta, Sweden 8/29/2004 haviator
7/19/2004 Thot N 64° 15.400
W 021° 08.700
Rift at Thingvellir, Iceland 8/3/2004 PHZ
7/6/2004 jef N 29° 33.246
W 095° 05.661
Saturn V Rocket, Johnson Space Center near Houston, Texas 7/6/2004 Thot
6/16/2004 wildtrekker N 48° 50.714
E 002° 21.178
l'Arene de Lutece, Paris, France 6/17/2004 jef
5/10/2004 Write and Mane N 52° 19.734
W 003° 23.291
Abbey-Cwmhir, near Llandrindod Wells, Wales, UK 6/5/2004 wildtrekker
1/27/2004 ghost_inthe_machine N 51° 34.783
W 004° 17.067
Worms Head, taken from Rhossili Down, near Gorseion, UK 2/8/2004 Write and Mane
12/2/2003 The Molinnis Crew N 50° 29.713
W 003° 55.230
Memorial Dartmoor Letterbox at Duck's Pool, Darmoor National Park, UK 12/30/2003 ghost_inthe_machine
11/5/2003 Unknown Cacher N 32° 53.300
W 117° 15.100
Oh, go jump off a cliff! 11/6/2003 gsamad
10/27/2003 athelas N 50° 56.850
W 004° 64.034
King Aurthurs Hall in the middle of King Aurthurs Downs 10/31/2003 The Molinnis Crew
10/14/2003 Lowlandfamily N 52° 31.403
E 005° 26.149
Batavia, near Lelystad, Netherlands 10/20/2003 athelas
9/29/2003 Wronskian N 52° 31.104
E 006° 25.392
N.H.Kerk (church) located in Ommen in The Netherlands 10/5/2003 Lowlandfamily
9/22/2003 CraigsBar N 52° 23.901
E 000° 15.756
Ely Cathedral, Ely, UK 9/27/2003 Wronskian
9/18/2003 DanceGypsy N 52° 58.040
W 009° 25.934
O'Brien's Tower, Near Fisherstreet, Ireland 9/19/2003 CraigsBar
9/2/2003 Ryans_geopirates N 37° 09.903
W 108° 28.527
Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park, Echo House, CO 9/11/2003 DanceGypsy and Musclecar
8/21/2003 Mountain_Wanderer N 43° 09.924
W 070° 35.598
Nubble Point Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, ME 8/30/2003 Ryans_geopirates
7/30/2003 Smilin' Slug N 42° 29.880
W 091° 03.300
Field of Dreams field and cornfield, near Dyersville, IA 7/31/2003 Mountain_Wanderer
7/17/2003 OverRunners N 33° 47.996
W 117° 52.991
Annaheim Angels Baseball Stadium, CA 7/25/2003 Smilin' Slug
6/30/2003 WaldenRun N 24° 33.265
W 081° 48.207
Margarittaville Café, Key West, FL 7/3/2003 OverRunners
6/28/2003 KingsCatcher N 42° 20.786
W 071° 05.861
Fenway Park, Boston, MA 6/30/2003 WaldenRun
6/10/2003 jacknkathy N 43° 50.660
W 103° 33.746
Sylvan Lake, South Dakota 6/27/2003 KingsCatcher
4/15/2003 Dbleess N 42° 08.535
W 102° 51.481
Carhenge, Alliance, NE 6/1/2003 jacknkathy
3/22/2003 Agent 6 N 41° 00.040
W 095° 52.070
Missouri River toll bridge, Plattsmouth, NE 4/1/2003 Dbleess
12/15/2002 jonsom N 48° 21.212
W 100° 00.018
Geographic Center of North America, Rugby, ND 3/15/2003 Agent 6
11/6/2002 TrimblesTrek N 45° 01.398
W 093° 05.274
Little Canada, MN 11/7/2002 jonsom
9/8/2002 Markwell N 43° 38.628
W 079° 23.358
CN Tower, Toronto, CAN 10/24/2002 TrimblesTrek
2/8/2002 Markwell N 40° 45.678
W 111° 51.090
Olympic Torch, Salt Lake City, UT 2/9/2002 Cach-U-Nuts
The Photographer's Cache I
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The Photographer's Cache IV
The Photographer's Cache V
The Photographer's Cache VI
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The Photographer's Cache VIII
The Photographer's Cache IX
The Photographer's Cache X

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