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  1. I have seen some VERY beautiful photography on this site. And I MUST say that they are VERY professional looking. And now I have to ask...

    What kind of camera do you use?

    - brand

    - model

    - mp's

    - shutter speeds

    And of course, lenses and techniques.

    And any tricks and tips for us non-pro's to use would be greatly appreciated as well.

    I love taking photo's but mine do NOT compare to what I've seen on this site.


    EDIT - please add your favorite picture that you took with your camera.


    Here is an interesting article by Ken Rockwell It talks about taking better pictures with a $150 camera compared to a $5000 camera. To sum it up, its not the camera its the photographer. He also has some other interesting articles.



  2. So I went out today to grab a few to calm my unrelenting need of caching. I was looking for a cache that was under the boardwalk in a park by my house. It was a quick run and I was by myself. So I was crawling around under a wooden boardwalk by the edge of a pond looking for the cache. Then I herd the foot steps from above. The boards have small gaps but you can see through them. So I peak through the boards and see 3 women wearing dresses walking my way. So here was my delema. Walk out from underneeth and have them looking at me like a pervert . Or stay underneeth and be percevied to bee a peeping Tom.


    Has anyone had any other isues as such.


    Just tell them that you were looking for a Box in a Bush under the bridge, and walk away with your head held high, and them contemplating the deeper meaning. :anibad:


    Sorry that was a quote from another cacher or another page, I just modified it and thought it would be good for this thread.

  3. Thanks TGIZ Glad I could join in on the Find.


    I know that when I found out where the cache was, I had to actually touch the train, When I put the cache back both feet were on the ground, and I had to touch the train. I didn't think that violated the "No Climbing on Train" rules.


    When I first started caching things were a bit different. over the past 6 years I have noticed that caches that were once 3/3, are now 4 and 5 rating, Film canisters are now smalls instead of micros ( I know that is a whole different well discused thread else where) Thank you IWC for placing a truely Dif=5 Cache


    Thanks for hiding this one IWC, I wish I lived closer to find more of your Caches, I will hopefully place one soon that will meet you high standards.


    Can't we all just be friends,

    I'm going off to sing Kum By Ya,

    Drama makes my head hurt

  4. I used Magellan for most of my finds, but a couple of months ago I lost my last one. It hit the road at about 70 mph!! (Road 1-GPSr 0) I have used my iPhone to find a couple of caches since then, It works, but I need a new GPSr. The battery life in the phone is good for about one cache, if it involves a short walk.

  5. I take my 2 1/2 year old often. She has been caching with me for over two years. She is quite the little trail hiker. I do it more to bond with her,, and get her out and about from a young age. We talk about birds and trees, some times bugs and what ever other wild life we come across.

  6. Maybe just another silly idea of mine (maybe not).

    What do you feel about geocachers with thousands of finds and none or few caches hide?

    What do you think about a reward system for cache quality, voted by finders?


    I think such a system could increase cache quality... and also compelling those other geocachers to give us the pleasure to find caches of their own. :)


    I feel sad when I see a thousand-finds-geocacher that dont care about hide any cache at all... as if it wasnt the hiders that keep this game rolling.


    What do you all think about it?


    Go to terracaching.com if they are still around. all caches are voted on, and scored/rated by fellow cachers.



  7. A caching acquaintance of mine recently told me that you're not a true cacher until you have: 1. Gotten Poison Ivy while searching for a cache; 2. Lost blood to thorns; and 3. Been questioned by a cop.


    I guess I am an official Geocacher now.I was stoped twice in less then a week in two diffrent states. Both time I asked if Mr. LEO was familiar with the sport, and informed them about it, showed them my GPSr, and in one case showed them the cache, and the log. The second one was at night, my better half was in the car, and when the Po-Po drove up I steped away from the car and moved my hands away from my body. LEO is a little jumpy in the town I was in. He ran our tag# and asked for ID, from both of us, and called them in. He informed us that in KY when public stores are closed You are tresspassing on thier property. I didn't have a printed cache sheet with me to show him. The Cache owner got premission from the Store manager, it says that on the cache page. I just didn't have proof. LEO ended up letting us go. Honesty is the best option in my experience.



  8. Is there any maping software or program that will tell me the shortest road distance between a set of points. I have a program that will tell me point to point strait line distance, but where I want to go there is a river with few bridges, so it wont take that into account. My wife also wants to use it to run errands down is Nashville. I think it would be helpful for many uses.



  9. I personally like pins - something to do with local things are nice - I usually do not take items from a cache, but will take pins.

    A recent cache in Yuma (owned by a local firefighter) was seeded with a bunch of small lapel pins from the local fire department.


    If the cache is intended to be kid friendly - small toys and .99 store items work well


    Try this cache In a "PIN"ch


    I have to agree an empty logbook, and flashlights


    2) I don't "find" caches if I am present at the time they are hidden. I will make a return trip after they are published and then log them as Found and sign the log at that time.

    I enjoy getting FTF's

    We had a couple of people that would hide the caches together, one would put thier name as the owner and the other would put thier name as FTF. The first time this happened to me we saw the e-mail as soon as it was published and were at the cache site 15minutes later. when my wife found it she saw she wasn't FTF. She called me and asked to research the FTF'er. This was the persons first find. She supposedly ran out by herself at 930 at night to find her first cache. I emailed her congrgulating on her FTF. The thing that bothered me was the fact that she didn't ever put a date on her FTF's. This happened a few other times, with other caches and other cachers, always the same hider and same FTF. never a date on the log.

    Enough people started getting suspicous, and I guess confronted them because they stoped signing as FTF.


    On another occassion I came across a fellow Cacher that was placing a cache. I waited for a couple of months before I logged it. It was a multi, that I knew the final location for. I helped my mother-in-law place her first cache. I logged it after all the hoopla about FTF was done.


    Thats my view on the topic.



  11. I don't care if they add a new size or not, it drives me nuts that the standard seems to be slipping in my area. All nanos are consdered micros.( I agree) however there are so many nanos, that a film canister is now labled as small(my opinion its a Micro) a decon container and larger is regular.


  12. I use a pencil it seems to work well in 100+ degree heat, the wood stays cool to the touch. In winters I've cached in MN, it worked equaly as well in sub zero degree weather. I can write upside down, side ways and even rightside up. On wet surfaces it isn't great, but I usually carry extra note pad that I will rip a sheet off and add to/replace the log if it is in such bad shape.


    I hope that helps ,


  13. Here is one that took some time setting up. It sounds like what You are talking about. Chievres I took an arial picture of an area then circled prominate features on the picture. I went to those areas and took close up pictures of where to look. You had to find 6 points without a GPSr. The add the points into a real grid location and find the cache.


    I want to do this cache again for the area I am in now.


    Team Cabear

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