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The Photographer's Cache IX 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This cache has been archived.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,curre 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:
From Grand Junction to Holly and Trinidad to Boulder

As a church monument, you can't get any older.

The Photographer’s Cache IX 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 biketothetop N 37° 05.154
W 106° 01.194
From Grand Junction to Holly and Trinidad to Boulder

As a church monument, you can't get any older.
Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
9/13/2005 Markwell N 37° 20.347
W 108° 24.273
Massive Arrows Outside Shop Near Mancos, CO 10/1/2005 biketothetop
5/25/2005 cpnowak N 29° 38.928
W 098° 27.058
Trumpeter on the top of the Mormon Temple in San Antonio, TX 5/26/2005 cybercat
5/4/2005 Markwell N 29° 40.885
W 097° 38.498
Giant Watermelon Watertower, Luling, TX 5/14/2005 cpnowak
3/25/2005 triffid N 37° 37.659
W 079° 32.622
Natural Bridge, near Greenle, VA 4/17/2005 Team Haxor
2/25/2005 lo zingaro N 37° 26.011
W 079° 36.291
Lake at Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Bedford, VA, taken from top of Sharp Top Mountain 2/27/2005 triffid
12/2/2004 sstrappaveccia N 41° 05.095
E 016° 16.284
Knight in the courtyard with no head and parts of the horse (look high over a gate/entrance), Hunting lodge for Fredrick II, Pulgia, Italy 2/10/2005 lo zingaro
11/10/2004 k12rs N 41° 56.060
E 012° 28.468
Statue of Jan Palach, Rome, Italy 11/13/2004 sstrappaveccia
10/26/2004 Kobdalis N 50° 53.731
E 002° 43.227
The abbay of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium 10/30/2004 k12rs
10/15/2004 jibanez N 59° 19.768
E 018° 04.363
Giant's Finger in the Water, Stockholm, Sweden 10/23/2004 Kobdalis
7/22/2004 fireflyfan N 37° 10.650
W 003° 35.100
Gardens of the Generalife, Gibralter, Granada 10/14/2004 jibanez
7/5/2004 Cache & Keri N 43° 46.230
E 011° 15.240
Statue of a Lucky Hog, Florence, Italy 7/13/2004 fireflyfan
6/16/2004 Markwell N 28° 32.294
W 080° 58.642
Swampy the Alligator, Christmas, FL 6/16/2004 Cache & Keri
5/10/2004 Markwell N 35° 12.229
W 111° 39.940
Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ 5/14/2004 origami cacher
2/2/2004 muteinvert N 47° 59.736
E 007° 51.150
Gargoyle “mooning” another building, Frieburg, GER 4/9/2004 macg.stiegler
12/9/2003 team travel pig and WildGooseChase S 33° 48.500
E 018° 22.000
Robben Island, South Africa 12/27/2003 muteinvert
12/2/2003 Grimlock N 27° 51.852
W 097° 03.330
The Aransas Pass Lighthouse, the Lydia Ann Channel Light and St. Jo Light on St. Joseph's Island, Port Aransas, TX 12/7/2003 team travel pig and WildGooseChase
11/18/2003 cacheKidds N 26° 14.360
W 098° 33.930
Hand Operated Ferry across the Mexican/US Border, Between Sullivan City and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz 11/26/2003 Grimlock
10/27/2003 WeRMusic N 36° 50.872
W 75° 59.208
Statue of Dolphins at Virginia Beach, VA 10/31/2003 cacheKidds
10/15/2003 1setter N 47° 30.588
W 111° 17.173
Charles M. Russel Bronze Statue, Great Falls, MT 10/17/2003 WeRMusic
10/3/2003 Markwell N 43° 50.304
W 101° 53.997
World's Largest Prairie Dog, near Buffalo Gap Nat'l Grassland, Cactus Flats, SD 10/12/2003 1setter
7/2/2003 Nawtcher N 49° 17.050
W 123° 06.467
Steam powered clock, Vancouver, BC, Canada 7/3/2003 granvilleisland
5/25/2003 Hairy Little Dwarf N 50° 11.750
W 005° 28.883
Knill Monument, near Cambone, UK 5/28/2003 Nawtcher
4/29/2003 Yellow Bug S 35° 36.199
E 173° 31.699
Tane Mahuta, a 52m high; 2100 years old Kauri Tree in Forest in NZ 5/24/2003 Hairy Little Dwarf
11/8/2002 StarBrand N 19° 24.872
W 155° 15.220
Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii 12/7/2002 Yellow Bug
10/14/2002 bgunner01 N 41° 49.940
W 103° 42.733
Scottsbluff National Monument, Nebraska 11/8/2002 StarBrand
9/26/2002 Markwell N 41° 42.684
W 094° 55.613
Albert the Bull, Audubon, IA 9/28/2002 bgunner01
6/24/2002 Rabid Response S 40° 45.617
E 145° 18.600
The Nut, Stanley, Tasmania 9/26/2002 No one
6/18/2002 ThomasS S 34° 38.370
E 150° 33.540
Belmore Falls in NSW Australia 6/21/2002 Rabid Response
6/7/2002 nw climber S 32° 59.908
E 148° 15.746
Parkes Satellite Observatory, NSW Australia 6/9/2002 ThomasS
4/5/2002 Hazard N 46° 50.141
W 121° 43.885
Camp Muir, Mt. Rainier, Washington 6/1/2002 nw climber
2/28/2002 worldtraveler N 19° 18.866
W 155° 03.029
Hawaii, National Park 3/18/2002 Hazard
2/25/2002 FireFighterEng33 N 35° 02.736
W 090° 01.492
Graceland, Memphis, TN 2/27/2002 worldtraveler
2/24/2002 Feros Family N 36° 09.655
W 086° 46.718
Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, TN 2/25/2002 FireFighterEng33
2/10/2002 Hikenit N 34° 58.339
W 085° 20.930
Rock City, GA 2/23/2002 Feros Family
2/8/2002 Markwell N 35° 03.634
w 085° 18.264
Carousel, Chattanooga, TN 2/10/2002 Hikenit
The Photographer's Cache I
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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

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