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The Photographer's Cache V 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This cache has been archived.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:
Harvey's Monument

The Photographer’s Cache V 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 Markwell N 42° 02.985
W 074° 01.870
Harvey's Monument Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
6/28/2005 Vargseld S 25° 19.600
E 130° 59.820
Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory, Australia 8/27/2005 TKD kid
6/24/2005 Markwell N 42° 53.760
W 076° 54.535
Scythe Tree, near Waterloo, NY 6/25/2005 Vargseld
5/9/2005 CTKayak N 44° 22.300
W 073° 26.325
Long Pond and Camp Pok-O-MacCready, NY 6/4/2005 The Lynch Three
3/14/2005 kc0dxh N 41° 18.333
W 072° 31.331
Stone Wall, Clinton, CT 3/16/2005 CTKayak
3/3/2005 maggie potts N 41° 37.672
W 093° 37.368
French Way Cleaners Near Des Moines, IA 3/4/2005 kc0dxh
2/25/2005 fresgo N 41° 44.601
W 092° 43.510
Merchants National Bank in Grinnell, IA 2/26/2005 maggie potts
2/9/2005 avroair N 36° 30.870
W 119° 33.070
Coffeepot Watertower,Kingsburg, CA 2/25/2005 fresgo
1/24/2005 Markwell N 40° 43.609
W 074° 03.124
Big Cat that was once in Macy's Parade, Jersey City, NJ 1/29/2005 avroair
12/14/2004 Inukshuk N 43° 11.981
W 079° 15.977
Carousel at Lakeside Park, St. Catharine's, Ontario, CAN 12/15/2004 Nozzletime
12/6/2004 michigan_chris N 53° 25.431
W 002° 30.341
Lizard Statue, near Risley, UK 12/9/2004 Inukshuk
8/30/2004 Kona Tree N 19° 37.950
W 155° 59.810
Location off the coast of Hawaii 11/22/2004 michigan_chris
8/23/2004 ShadowAce N 19° 25.208
W 155° 54.704
Hawaiian God Statues, near the Great Wall at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau or Place of Refuge, Hawaii 8/28/2004 Kona Tree
8/16/2004 golefts N 31° 57.480
W 111° 35.730
Mayall Observatory, Kitt Peak, AZ 8/23/2004 ShadowAce
6/2/2004 Markwell N 46° 16.590
W 096° 03.764
Giant Otter, Fergus Falls, MN 8/4/2004 golefts
12/17/2003 Mrs. Captain Picard N 30° 25.880
W 091° 12.611
Port Allen Lock, Baton Rouge, LA 12/20/2003 katiem
10/3/2003 Markwell N 28° 40.719
W 099° 49.709
Popeye Statue, Crystal City, TX 11/28/2003 Mrs. Captain Picard, The Outlaw, TreyB and Moosieg
8/15/2003 yooper trooper N 45° 54.628
W 084° 44.438
Statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe outside Castle Rock, near Mackinac, MI 8/21/2003 Dale & Staci
7/15/2003 BlackDogs N 46° 29.728
W 086° 33.050
Miner's Castle, MI 7/21/2003 yooper trooper
7/4/2003 The Cheeseheads N 46° 36.097
W 090° 05.425
Copper Mountain Ski Flying Hill, MI 7/5/2003 BlackDogs
7/2/2003 Markwell N 42° 21.732
W 087° 49.880
Statue of Jack Benny, Waukegan, IL 7/3/2003 The Cheeseheads
3/17/2003 ktilford N 36° 24.992
W 093° 46.320
Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 3/26/2003 Trailblazer # 1
10/22/2002 Uplink N 39° 02.900
W 095° 40.683
The new Ad Astra statue atop the Kansas State Capital dome, Topeka, KS 11/8/2002 ktilford
10/14/2002 bthomas N 47° 32.467
W 122° 19.367
Oversized boots and hat, Seattle, WA 10/14/2002 Uplink
10/6/2002 sbukosky N 37° 48.125
W 122° 25.129
Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 10/13/2002 bthomas
9/26/2002 andrew_craig N 42° 57.543
W 088° 00.519
Kopps Custard, Greenfield, WI 9/29/2002 sbukosky
8/26/2002 novato-larry N 37° 55.748
W 122° 34.601
San Francisco, CA from a distant mountain on a sunny day. 8/31/2002 andrew_craig
8/21/2002 Kytrex N 37° 46.129
W 122° 26.794
Former Home of the Grateful Dead, 710 Ashbury, San Francisco, CA 8/24/2002 novato-larry
8/17/2002 sjs102 N 37° 46.350
W 083° 41.067
Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock, Natural Bridge State Park, KY 8/19/2002 Kytrex
7/22/2002 TH&G N 44° 27.550
W 110° 49.675
Old Faithful, Yellowstone NP, Near Cody, WY 8/2/2002 sjs102
6/9/2002 byonke N 43° 44.463
W 110° 44.326
Lupine Meadows Trailhead, view of Teewinot, Grand Teton and Mt Owen 7/21/2002 TH&G
4/28/2002 bldebabe N 44° 16.235
W 071° 18.242
Mount Washington Summit, NH 6/9/2002 byonke
3/26/2002 Team Orbit N 35° 15.082
W 075° 31.359
Cape Hatteras, NC 4/28/2002 bldebabe
3/24/2002 cachebaby N 43° 49.230
W 103° 38.316
Crazy Horse Memorial, SD 3/25/2002 Team Orbit
3/10/2002 Kevin & Susan N 40° 42.808
W 074° 00.809
'Tribute In Light' Memorial, NYC 3/17/2002 cachebaby
3/8/2002 WM6P N 33° 45.170
W 118° 11.383
Queen Mary in Long Beach 3/10/2002 Kevin & Susan
2/22/2002 Matt the Rat N 34° 16.737
W 118° 42.307
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village in Simi Valley, CA 3/8/2002 WM6P
2/12/2002 seneca N 41° 51.739
W 087° 36.815
Pillar outside Soldier Field, Chicago 2/20/2002 Matt the Rat
2/8/2002 Blackjak N 49° 01.257
W 122° 48.303
Cielo Mediterranean Restaurant in BC, CAN 2/11/2002 seneca
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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