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The Photographer's Cache IV 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This cache has been archived.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!


Current Clue:
Where was the opening ceremony of the 1976 winter olympics?
Further notes from the requester:

This place is hosting one of 4 events which take place around New Year. At the specific location the event is on Jan. 3-4 (2006). In Europe most national TV stations broadcast the sports event. The sport is very much dominated be men. i have never ever heard of a woman doing that sport. The soprt is also not a mass sport. the neede equipment is not available in any ordinary sport store . I believe it needs to be specially ordered.

The location is interesting because the athlete moves at high speed towards a graveyard; well, the sport is not too much of a high action sport and it is mostly done during winter time.

The picture shall be taken from the very top where you find a restaurant and coffee place. It is accessable during daytime almost every day of the year.

Locals would know about the place if using the above description and tourists on a tour usually do not get around this one. (I was local once but I was never up at the top.)

The Photographer's Cache IV 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 GMW N 47° 14.842
E 011° 23.975
Where was the opening ceremony of the 1976 winter olympics? Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
8/16/2005 Agito N 40° 19.987
E 115° 58.999
Great Wall of China, China 10/16/2005 GMW
7/20/2005 smeenz N 22° 16.519
E 114° 08.798
Peak Tower, Hong Kong 7/29/2005 Agito
7/5/2005 craigsyd S 36° 50.910
E 174° 45.720
Skytower in Auckland, New Zealand 7/14/2005 smeenz
5/4/2005 XV Pilot S 33° 56.455
E 018° 27.693
Statue of Florence Nightingale, Groote Schuur Hospital, Capetown, South Africa 6/4/2005 craigsyd
4/12/2005 Goofster S 33° 57.115
E 018° 27.975
Mostert's Mill, Cape Town, South Africa 4/16/2005 XV Pilot
2/14/2005 Pherison S 33° 57.464
E 018° 24.219
Upper Cable Station near Cape Town, South Africa 3/30/2005 Goofster
2/9/2005 wackeldackel N 50° 06.760
E 008° 39.130
Messeturm, Frankfurt/Main, Germany 2/12/2005 PHerison
1/20/2005 Verstaerkung N 51° 45.402
E 010° 37.151
Ski jump, Wurmberg, Germany 1/21/2005 wackeldackel
1/6/2005 fauxSteve N 51° 54.183
E 010° 25.650
Imperial Palace, Goslar, Lower Saxony, Germany 1/12/2005 Verstaerkung
1/1/2005 The Bughunter Gang N 47° 37.167
W 122° 20.917
Space Needle, Seattle, WA 1/2/2005 fauxSteve
10/26/2004 Markwell N 42° 45.559
W 105° 23.060
Giant Jack-a-lope, Douglas, WY 12/24/2004 The Bughunter Gang
9/15/2004 Otter and Lemur N 37° 15.052
W 079° 55.952
Roanoke Star, Roanoke, VA 9/16/2004 Thack Pack
9/13/2004 Markwell N 43° 29.133
W 072° 52.764
Bowman Memorial, Cuttingsville, VT 9/14/2004 Otter and Lemur
7/30/2004 The J J Noodle Fan Club N 57° 28.937
W 003° 12.544
Macallan Malt Whiskey of Scotland, UK 8/6/2004 HighlandNick
7/5/2004 Deego N 52° 11.342
W 002° 13.270
Worchester Cathedral, Worchester, UK 7/9/2004 The J J Noodle Fan Club
6/7/2004 KSWader N 53° 02.787
W 002° 12.078
Wades Pottery, Stoke-On-Trent, UK 6/12/2004 Deego
6/2/2004 Markwell N 39° 20.219
W 101° 42.215
Giant Van Gogh painting, Goodland, KS 6/4/2004 KSWader
1/30/2004 The Molinnis Crew N 54° 18.468
W 008° 34.699
Old Man of the Sea, near Carney, Ireland 2/7/2004 Team CraigsBar & AmJay, klaus23, The Rookie
1/14/2004 Team Gecko N 50° 40.320
W 003° 48.285
Upper and Middle Drewston: Team Gecko's Ancestral Home, near Exmouth, UK 1/26/2004 The Molinnis Crew
12/11/2003 Rocket Scientist N 32° 53.300
W 117° 15.100
Torrey Pines Glider Port, San Diego, CA 12/12/2003 Team Gecko
11/4/2003 Markwell N 40° 44.410
W 089° 36.501
The planetarium in Peoria, IL (center for a scale replica of the solar system, spread out over the state, US and world) 11/5/2003 Rocket Scientist
9/29/2003 Jason S. N 46° 51.167
W 101° 25.580
Salem Sue (Cow Statue), New Salem, ND 10/4/2003 jsignal
9/16/2003 Markwell N 39° 02.725
W 094° 34.879
Giant Shuttlecocks, Nelson Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO 9/17/2003 Jason S.
8/15/2003 Shakes N 41° 02.833
W 073° 52.066
Washington Irving's Home, Irvingtown, NY 8/17/2003 fosterbass
8/2/2003 yumitori N 53° 20.615
W 006° 17.365
Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland 8/9/2003 Shakes
6/19/2003 Markwell N 48° 37.807
W 112° 19.076
Penguin Statue, Cut Bank, MN 6/22/2003 Red Hot Mama, leonata, yumitori
3/5/2003 ABXGuy N 47° 03.450
E 008° 18.650
Lion of Lucern, Lucern, Switzerland 5/8/2003 fourblindmice
1/5/2003 T&J N 45° 50.388
W 084° 45.132
Mackinac Bridge, Mackinac, MI 2/22/2003 ABXGuy
12/15/2002 thumpertoo N 45° 05.786
W 094° 24.608
World's Largest Ball of Twine, Darwin, MN 1/1/2003 T&J
12/14/2002 The Hornet N 36° 05.837
W 115° 10.393
Luxor Hotel at Night, Las Vegas, NV 12/14/2002 thumpertoo
10/17/2002 milancer N 51° 28.800
E 000° 000.00
Royal Observatory, Greenwich England (home of the Prime Meridian) 11/4/2002 The Hornet
10/13/2002 lrdraper N 50° 05.196
E 014° 24.504
Karluv Most, Prague, Czech Republic 10/15/2002 milancer
9/19/2002 marinerBC N 43° 04.812
W 079° 04.472
Horseshoe Falls of the Niagara Falls from Terrapin Point on Goat Island. 9/24/2002 lrdraper
9/2/2002 orygun & tag along N 48° 25.188
W 123° 20.532
Government House, Victoria, BC, CAN 9/3/2002 marinerBC
6/8/2002 Markwell N 42° 29.645
W 123° 05.084
Oregon Vortex: House of Mystery, Grants Pass, OR 9/2/2002 orygun & tag along
2/10/2002 Ideology N 48° 52.260
E 002° 19.920
Paris Opera House 2/26/2002 CaptHawke
2/8/2002 Blackjak S 33° 51.975
E 151° 12.580
Sydney Australia Opera House 2/10/2002 Ideology
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