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The Photographer's Cache X 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This cache has been archived.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:
Tall enough ot hold the Washington Monument, but watch for arsenic

The Photographer's Cache X 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 46° 06.593
W 112° 54.834
Tall enough ot hold the Washington Monument, but watch for arsenic Check history in logs to see if this has been found already.
10/24/2005 happy-hedgehogs N 51° 53.501
W 001° 09.341
Bear Statue, Bicester, UK 10/24/2005 JollyJax
10/3/2005 RoPeHe N 53° 16.083
W 001° 29.124
Gravesite with a sundial and coordinates etched into it, Barlow, UK 10/9/2005 happy-hedgehogs
9/13/2005 THE CASTOFFS N 53° 14.135
W 001° 25.451
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Parish Church (St Mary & All Saints) - famous for its Crooked Spire, UK 9/17/2005 RoPeHe
8/29/2005 civilised N 51° 23.043
E 000° 31.903
War Memorial, Gillingham, Kent, UK 8/30/2005 THE CASTOFFS
8/9/2005 Markwell N 51° 33.779
W 001° 46.296
The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK 8/10/2005 civilised
6/18/2005 themolly_doggers N 41° 54.150
E 012° 27.462
Obolisk in Vatican Square, Vatican City 6/25/2005 pfarinha
5/23/2005 North Rancher N 39° 30.650
W 119° 57.751
Carousel at Boomtown Hotel/Casino in Verdi, Nevada 5/24/2005 themolly_doggers
5/4/2005 Markwell N 39° 17.655
W 117° 59.195
Shoe Tree, near Middlegate, NV 5/6/2005 North Rancher
3/8/2005 Markwell N 59° 36.139
W 151° 25.607
Statue of Fisherman and Halibut, Homer, AK 3/11/2005 Wordfolk
1/20/2005 Markwell N 32° 35.281
W 107° 58.475
Toilet Seat Rock, City of Rocks State Park, Near Dwyer, NM 1/23/2005 NMJay
9/3/2004 jupilli N 60° 49.317
E 026° 40.733
The Peace Stone of Värälä, Finland 9/11/2004 Erwast
8/23/2004 knea N 63° 05.712
E 025° 58.572
Karoliina's Stairs, near Kymönkoski, Finland 8/27/2004 jupilli
7/19/2004 ExTechOp N 66° 32.610
E 025° 50.805
The line representing the Arctic Circle 7/25/2004 knea
6/24/2004 icklesidi N 60° 10.128
E 24° 56.418
Väinämöinen and his friend the Smith Ilmarinen, Helsinki, Finland 7/4/2004 ExTechOp
6/1/2004 Vagabund N 47° 22.295
E 008° 32.566
Hotel de ville, Zürich, Swizterland 6/7/2004 icklesidi
4/15/2004 jexem N 46° 48.461
E 012° 47.647
Parkhotel am Tristachersee, Tristach, Austria 5/29/2004 Vagabund
4/5/2004 danielp N 47° 38.908
E 011° 53.415
Bleckstein-house, Spitzingsee, Germany 4/10/2004 jexem
3/31/2004 kablooey N 52° 30.342
E 013° 26.310
Trabis breaking through the Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany 4/1/2004 danielp
3/4/2004 Midway Café N 37° 47.054
W 122° 25.983
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 3/8/2004 kablooey
2/19/2004 markwell N 41° 48.418
W 071° 24.333
Nibbles Woodaway, Giant Termite, Providence, RI 2/20/2004 Midway Cafe
1/8/2004 sjpowell66 N 33° 32.724
W 105° 34.410
Smokey the Bear's Grave, Capitan, NM 1/9/2004 Desert Trek
11/18/2003 Web-ling N 32° 50.387
W 096° 54.652
Texas Stadium, Dallas, TX 11/26/2003 sjpowell66
11/7/2003 Peasinapod N 39° 05.680
W 084° 29.840
Newport Aquarium, Newport, KY 11/8/2003 Web-ling
10/14/2003 Jessex N 39° 56.498
W 075° 08.970
Ants outside Zipperheads, Philadelphia, PA 10/15/2003 Peasinapod
9/9/2003 Golfnutz N 35° 18.242
W 094° 23.518
Mr. Peanut Sign, Fort Smith, AR 9/14/2003 rusty_da_dog
9/2/2003 nonnipoppy N 35° 28.636
W 093° 27.996
Raymond Munger Memorial Chapel & Fountain on The University of the Ozarks Campus in Clarksville, AR 9/5/2003 Golfnutz
8/22/2003 mooremonkeys N 35° 28.621
W 094° 13.247
Statue of Popeye, Alma, Arkansas 8/26/2003 nonnipoppy
8/13/2003 Kevali N 35° 35.210
W 093° 03.960
Double Decker Outhouse, Booger Hollow, Arkansas 8/19/2003 mooremonkeys
7/22/2003 LadyLuna N 36° 38.488
W 093° 14.230
Roy Rogers Museum, Branson, MO 7/23/2003 Kevali
7/15/2003 cameltrekor N 46° 46.009
W 092° 08.219
Elephant Rock, Duluth, MN 7/15/2003 LadyLuna
4/3/2003 Markwell N 39° 16.835
W 106° 11.203
Mosquito Pass, Between Leadville and Denver, CO 6/26/2003 cameltrekor
2/6/2003 Cameron Douglas N 40° 07.481
W 082° 00.775
World's Largest Basket (Longaberger), Dresden, OH 2/25/2003 jppgh
1/30/2003 MaMa Bear N 42° 54.531
W 073° 47.673
Statue of Susan B. Anthony, Seneca Falls, NY 2/2/2003 Cameron Douglas
1/28/2003 Team Cake or Death? N 43° 03.144
W 076° 09.240
Dinosaur BBQ, Syracuse, NY 1/29/2003 MaMa Bear
1/20/2003 Moosiegirl N 47° 36.527
W 122° 20.357
Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 1/25/2003 Team Cake or Death?
1/18/2003 TeamMoehrke N 30° 16.323
W 098° 52.070
Admiral Nimitz Museum, Fredricksburg, TX 1/19/2003 Moosiegirl
1/17/2003 Marky N 38° 04.588
W 122° 07.333
Dixie/Bernie the Dinosaur, Benicia, CA 1/17/2003 TeamMoehrke
1/15/2003 Dr Don N 37° 19.123
W 121° 57.010
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, CA 1/16/2003 Stacy & Jerry
1/8/2003 AngelaM N 42° 02.523
W 087° 59.031
Bicycle Safety Town, Elk Grove Village, IL 1/10/2003 Dr Don
12/20/2002 Markwell N 41° 55.309
W 087° 38.636
Tin Man Statue by John Kearny, Oz Park, Chicago, IL 12/21/2002 Genius Loci and AngelaM
8/25/2002 scribbler N 39° 41.350
W 104° 59.050
State Capitol Building, Denver, Colorado 9/8/2002 Eye Tech
8/20/2002 Timpat N 42° 29.520
W 107° 07.860
Independence Rock, Wyoming 8/25/2002 scribbler
8/16/2002 HFJohn N 42° 39.072
W 073° 45.430
The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 8/20/2002 Timpat
8/13/2002 familygeo N 43° 05.170
W 079° 04.103
Niagra Falls, NY 8/16/2002 HFJohn
7/27/2002 SaidGeoTeam N 43° 42.867
W 098° 01.525
Corn Palace, Mitchell, SD 8/13/2002 familygeo
6/21/2002 Us 5 Camp N 42° 52.748
W 095° 22.087
Windmills near Peterson, Iowa 7/26/2002 SaidGeoTeam
6/20/2002 dabba N 45° 53.481
W 095° 22.650
Statue of Big Ole, Alexandria, MN 6/21/2002 Us 5 Camp
6/17/2002 Cha_Ching N 38° 39.708
W 089° 58.986
Catsup Water Tower, Collinsville, IL 6/20/2002 dabba
5/4/2002 Mr. Plow N 41° 17.000
W 069° 57.900
Lighthouse at Sankaty Head on Natucket Island, MA 6/15/2002 Cha_Ching
2/24/2002 john44102 N 36° 03.483
W 112° 08.257
Grand Canyon, AZ 2/24/2002 Mr. Plow
2/18/2002 regoarrarr N 41° 28.900
W 081° 47.450
Johnny Appleseed Sculpture, Lakewood, OH 2/24/2002 john44102
2/14/2002 Dliming N 39° 06.617
W 084° 32.100
Union Station, Cincinnati, OH 2/15/2002 regoarrarr
2/10/2002 waldenrun N 40° 24.793
W 084° 46.553
Monument Park, Fort Recovery, OH 2/13/2002 DLiming
2/9/2002 Markwell N 42° 20.970
W 071° 04.332
World's Largest Teapot, Boston, MA 2/10/2002 waldenrun
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