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The Photographer's Cache III 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This cache has been archived.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 : 08/09/2005
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:
Kudo points if you can get the kitty and the chapel bells in the same shot

The Photographer’s Cache III 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
8/10/2005 Lotus N 36° 27.769
E 025° 22.482
Kudo points if you can get the kitty and the chapel bells in the same shot Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
6/18/2005 flowerman N 19° 26.083
W 155° 14.573
Volcano, Hawaii (dispute as to Volcano or volcano) 6/28/2005 Fern Forest Dragon, Lotus
6/7/2005 VeniVidiVici N 38° 52.569
W 077° 04.331
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. 6/8/2005 flowerman
5/9/2005 TucsonThompsen N 39° 48.059
W 105° 30.786
Teller House Bar, Central City, CO 5/23/2005 VeniVidiVici
5/4/2005 Markwell N 32° 44.578
W 117° 01.856
Big Lemon, Lemon Grove, CA 5/4/2005 TucsonThompsen
3/25/2005 hydraulic N 54° 58.152
W 001° 36.002
Gateshead Millenium Bridge 4/2/2005 Pie Man
3/20/2005 Dash-ers N 55° 49.015
W 003° 05.663
Ruin Templar Church and gravyard in Balantrodoch, UK 3/22/2005 hydraulic
3/16/2005 cwren N 41° 14.634
W 081° 26.231
Loomis Observatory at Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH 3/16/2005 Dash-ers
3/14/2005 SeaBrat N 42° 22.357
W 071° 03.373
Old Ironsides, the Constitution, Boston, MA 3/14/2005 cwren
1/31/2005 Rugbyduck & the Geoducks S 22° 57.090
W 043° 12.660
Christ the Redeemer Statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3/6/2005 SeaBrat
1/24/2005 Markwell N 45° 29.821
W 122° 53.701
Harvey the Rabbit, Aloha, OR 1/24/2005 Rugbyduck & the Geoducks
11/4/2004 Hornytoad N 37° 21.378
W 111° 06.103
Dance Hall Rock and the Hole In The Rock, Escalante, UT 11/30/2004 dalec167
10/21/2004 DaKender N 31° 27.868
W 111° 14.309
The Ghosttown at Ruby, AZ 10/29/2004 Hornytoad
9/27/2004 Markwell N 39° 06.771
W 093° 10.583
Jim the Wonder Dog's Grave, Marshall, MO 9/28/2004 Guitar Nutz & Jamz
8/17/2004 BluEyz and Bugsy N 40° 45.532
W 073° 58.629
Atlas Statue outside Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 8/18/2004 splicingdan
8/12/2004 SRD525 N 42° 14.350
W 071° 00.202
Birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Boston, MA 8/15/2004 BluEyz and Bugsy
8/1/2004 lewy N 42° 21.406
W 071° 03.963
Cheers Bar, Boston, MA 8/1/2004 SRD525
7/27/2004 Corp Of Discovery N 37° 09.137
W 088° 43.961
Superman Statue, Metropolis, IL 7/29/2004 lewy
7/25/2004 zapher34 N 41° 38.222
W 087° 42.629
1931 Robbins Airport and Hangar, Chicago, IL 7/26/2004 Corp Of Discovery
7/5/2004 fedot N 41° 53.832
W 087° 37.468
Stone Watertower, Chicago, IL 7/10/2004 Sox Fan
6/30/2004 Markwell N 34° 43.251
W 086° 35.295
“Eggbeater” Jesus, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, AL 7/2/2004 fedot
5/28/2004 Padi N 51° 42.348
E 010° 30.746
Glockenturm, near St. Andreasberg, Germany 5/31/2004 ufudu
5/4/2004 Mangie N 54° 22.543
E 009° 19.121
Stock Nesting Place, Bergenhusen, Germany 5/16/2004 Padi
4/27/2004 linilois0 N 54° 17.600
E 009° 40.933
Suspended Ferry, near Rendsburg, Germany 4/30/2004 Mangie
4/12/2004 The Land Rovers N 47° 12.306
E 011° 52.194
RAMSAU-HIPPACH Train Station, Austria 4/18/2004 linilois0
3/7/2004 dargen N 51° 52.644
E 000° 32.992
St. Michael's, Braintree, UK 3/10/2004 The Land Rovers
3/4/2004 cmpalmer N 32° 40.819
W 117° 10.690
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado CA 3/5/2004 dargen
3/1/2004 bitbrain N 34° 42.680
W 086° 39.344
Blackbird housed at U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL 3/4/2004 cmpalmer
2/27/2004 bendavis90 N 35° 14.627
W 089° 21.374
Somerville Inn, Somerville, TN 2/27/2004 bitbrain
12/15/2003 Vagabund N 41° 54.155
E 012° 27.984
Castel Sant' Angelo by the Tiber River, Rome, Italy 12/27/2003 bendavis90
10/28/2003 knea N 45° 26.286
E 012° 20.148
The Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy 12/4/2003 Vagabund
9/16/2003 zeith N 68° 54.380
E 027° 02.273
Lake Inari, Finland 10/23/2003 knea
9/5/2003 attila10x N 47° 04.320
E 015° 26.214
Clock Tower at Graz, Austria 9/6/2003 zeith
7/2/2003 ha8fn N 46° 15.070
E 020° 09.350
Bridge and Cathedral, Szeged, Hungary 9/4/2003 attila10x
6/9/2003 eckawahill N 46° 12.533
E 006° 09.565
Jet d'eau fountain, Geneva, Switzerland 6/10/2003 ha8fn
3/24/2003 Silver fox N 46° 01.433
E 007° 44.900
The Matterhorn, Switzerland 5/31/2003 eckawahill
3/16/2003 The Northumbrian N 55° 59.570
W 003° 24.955
Forth Road Bridge, near Queensferry, Scotland, UK 3/20/2003 Silver fox
3/16/2003 ollieover N 54° 54.818
W 001° 35.260
Angel of the North, near Washington, UK 3/17/2003 The Northumbrian
2/28/2003 Bravos N 52° 08.508
W 000° 54.903
Grand Union canal near to Stoke Bruerne in the UK 3/14/2003 ollieover
2/1/2003 madonkites N 51° 00.249
E 000° 48.104
The oldest medieval church on the Marsh, near Ashford, UK 2/23/2003 Bravos
1/4/2003 dpstevens N 50° 51.180
E 000° 34.035
Hastings Pier, Hastings, UK 2/1/2003 madonkites
1/1/2003 The Crinklys N 52° 37.120
E 001° 14.070
Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, UK 1/4/2003 dpstevens
8/6/2002 scotthassan N 50° 06.413
W 005° 06.978
Maze near Shutte Hill, UK 9/14/2002 The Crinklys
6/9/2002 nawtcher N 48° 51.481
E 002° 17.658
Eiffel Tower, from the ground up 7/30/2002 scotthassan
5/9/2002 gpswalker N 50° 02.901
W 005° 10.530
Goonhilly Station, Cornwall 6/9/2002 nawtcher
4/28/2002 bloke1987 N 51° 53.044
W 003° 26.205
the top of pen y fan 5/5/2002 gpswalker
4/20/2002 djh N 51º 03.677
W 001º 18.543
King of West Saxon 4/28/2002 bloke1987
4/13/2002 HackAttack N 51° 10.703
W 001° 49.441
Stonehenge 4/14/2002 djh
3/22/2002 Hagrid N 51° 30.200
W 000° 07.047
London Eye, looking NE 4/3/2002 HackAttack
3/18/2002 Molinnis N 53° 13.249
W 004° 12.415
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogogoch Train Station 3/22/2002 Hagrid
3/14/2002 Dave & Nicky N 50° 21.380
W 004° 44.400
Eden Project Domes 3/18/2002 Molinnis
2/18/2002 Jesper1 N 51° 30.967
W 000° 07.500
London Pub 3/13/2002 Dave & Nicky
2/17/2002 IT-gubben N 67º 50.802
E 020º 36.198
Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden 2/17/2002 Jesper1
2/10/2002 Waterboys N 59° 25.239
E 018° 09.558
Skaters in Sweden 2/16/2002 IT-gubben
2/8/2002 Blackjak N 52° 23.412
E 004° 37.868
Netherlands 2/10/2002 Waterboys
The Photographer's Cache I
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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