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The Photographer's Cache VIII 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This cache has been archived.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 : 11/08/2005
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!


*This particular placement of the Photographer's Cache is within 328 feet of another virtual cache. However, that virtual cache is actually a Locationless/Reverse cache, and cannot be logged by visiting this location.

Current Clue:
Strategically misplaced, the battery was dismantled and rebuilt in 1749 on its present site.

The Photographer’s Cache VIII 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
11/8/2005 1queenand4jokers N 58° 46.581
W 094° 11.050
Strategically misplaced, the battery was dismantled and rebuilt in 1749 on its present site. Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
10/24/2005 The-Stuntman N 49° 32.900
W 096° 41.280
Lots of Windy Things, Steinbach, Manitoba, CAN 10/22/2005 1queenand4jokers
8/29/2005 TurdleEggs N 50° 06.852
W 095° 36.821
Turtle Spirit, near Nutimik Lake, Manitoba, CAN 8/31/2005 The-Stuntman
7/15/2005 Peter and Gloria N 50° 43.713
W 097° 13.000
Statue of Mushrooms, Meleb, Manitoba, CAN 7/22/2005 TurdleEggs
6/18/2005 markwell N 48° 48.470
W 100° 03.710
W'eel Turtle - The World's Largest Turtle, Dunseith, ND 7/8/2005 Peter and Gloria
2/16/2005 Man In The Wild N 40° 36.966
W 080° 33.433
World's Largest Teapot, Chester, WV 2/17/2005 skyraider
2/7/2005 Quest Master N 38° 03.880
W 081° 04.630
New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville, WV 2/12/2005 Man In The Wild
1/20/2005 MedTexPlacer N 39° 54.381
W 079° 28.037
Frank Lloyd Wright's “Fallingwater”, Stewarton, PA 2/2/2005 Quest Master
1/6/2005 dromere N 29° 45.345
W 095° 21.355
Minute Maid Stadium, Houston, TX 1/6/2005 MedTexPlacer
12/23/2004 Extreme Fun Family N 36° 19.225
W 095° 37.880
Will Rogers Grave, Claremore, OK 12/25/2004 dromere
10/15/2004 Markwell N 36° 44.612
W 102° 30.972
Dinosaur, Boise City, OK 11/28/2004 Extreme Fun Family
9/6/2004 Markwell N 40° 41.352
W 074° 02.676
Statue of Liberty, New York, NY 9/11/2004 DMFduo
7/28/2004 GEM's N 48° 23.143
W 124° 43.554
Tatoosh Island, WA 8/5/2004 riantgirl and peanutsinc
4/27/2004 splicingdan N 18° 27.000
W 064° 45.000
Foxy's British Virgin Islands 7/7/2004 GEM's
4/5/2004 GPSCache N 40° 42.664
W 074° 00.702
World Trade Center Ground Zero, NY 4/7/2004 splicingdan
3/9/2004 Duscwe! N 37° 23.133
W 118° 10.716
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, CA 4/4/2004 GPSCache
2/20/2004 ADKlocals N 32° 43.808
W 117° 09.024
Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 2/28/2004 Duscwe!
10/27/2003 Clipcorner N 44° 15.420
W 073° 57.840
Lake Placid Ski Jumps, Lake Placid, NY 11/1/2003 ADKlocals
10/6/2003 GeoZeus N 42° 02.396
W 070° 03.685
Cape Cod (Highland) Light, Cape Cod, MS 10/13/2003 Clipcorner
10/1/2003 IntotheWoods N 43° 03.108
W 075° 24.324
Hamilton College Chapel, Clinton, NY 10/3/2003 GeoZeus
9/5/2003 bthomas N 48° 53.128
E 002° 20.313
Maison Collignon, or Marche de la Butte, Paris, France 9/19/2003 IntotheWoods
8/13/2003 reastick N 37° 59.490
W 119° 01.752
Mono Lake Scenic Area and Tufa Reserve, near Lee Vining, CA 9/1/2003 bthomas
7/30/2003 Whidbey Walk N 51° 19.666
W 116° 10.983
The view depicted on the back of the Canadian $20 bill, Banff National Park, Alberta, CAN 7/31/2003 reastick
4/10/2003 HawaiianPEZ N 47° 59.421
W 123° 31.745
Hurricane Ridge, WA 7/29/2003 Whidbey Walk
12/3/2002 Ish-n-Isha N 21° 21.530
W 157° 57.454
U.S.S. Missouri, Hawaii 12/31/2002 HawaiianPEZ
12/3/2002 Dr Webe N 47° 57.390
W 118° 58.926
Grand Coulee Dam, Washington 12/22/2002 Ish-n-Isha
8/30/2002 Filby Dude N 37° 00.583
W 117° 27.016
Ubehebe Crater, Nevada 8/31/2002 Dr Webe
8/26/2002 Indy Diver N 36° 00.966
W 114° 44.282
Hoover Dam, Arizona/Nevada border 8/30/2002 Filby Dude
8/25/2002 bstahly N 39° 46.102
W 086° 09.478
Circle Monument, Indianapolis, IN 8/26/2002 Indy Diver
8/19/2002 syd_b_lives_on N 48° 00.300
W 089° 36.000
High Falls of the Pigeon River, Ontario, CAN 8/24/2002 bstahly
7/23/2002 dNiemo N 47° 14.380
W 095° 12.462
The beginning of the Mississippi River in MN 8/17/2002 syd_b_lives_on
7/17/2002 The_Brownies N 47° 28.956
W 094° 53.637
Paul Bunyon and Babe, Bemidji, MN 7/21/2002 dNiemo
7/12/2002 EricCrane N 47° 13.360
W 120° 59.653
Town where Northern Exposure was shot, Roslyn, WA 7/15/2002 The_Brownies
5/23/2002 ncflyers N 40° 48.358
W 124° 10.015
Compass rose installed at the Eureka CA, pier 6/6/2002 EricCrane
5/9/2002 Mike the Mutant N 39° 51.493
W 123° 43.153
Chandelier Drive Thru Tree, CA 5/13/2002 ncflyers
3/3/2002 Saito N 34° 28.305
W 114° 20.858
London Bridge, AZ 5/9/2002 Mike the Mutant
2/17/2002 Filby Dude N 42° 35.757
W 114° 24.043
Shoshone Falls, ID 3/1/2002 Saito
2/15/2002 mark71mark N 36° 08.837
W 115° 09.324
Stratosphere Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 2/17/2002 Filby Dude
2/12/2002 rdwatson78 N 32° 34.772
W 117° 07.915
Surfhenge, San Diego, CA 2/15/2002 mark71mark
2/8/2002 Markwell N 41° 18.610
W 088° 08.367
Gemini Giant Statue, Wilmington, IL 2/11/2002 rdwatson78
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The Photographer's Cache V
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The Photographer's Cache VIII
The Photographer's Cache IX
The Photographer's Cache X

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