Flash On Orbs

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orb photograph Alpine AZ

Welcoming Orbs

Stepping out in the night, I walked to a clearing and questioned my senses as to where the orbs were gathered. Left, at the forest’s edge, the deepest black of the moonless woods. Pointing my camera upward, with my flash set to fire, I paused and inserted myself into the silence. Pressing the button half way, the square auto focus set it’s finder on my black screen. We’re working blindly. Press the button down all the way and the sky illuminates in bright flashes: the orbs appear.

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Canopy with Orbs

Whether or not orbs can be found, and there are at least a couple in the above photo, just shooting blindly into the darkness, then seeing what lights up in the night, is an exercise in trust and wonder.

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Close-up on Orb

When I do get a really bright orb, I look at the pattern within the orb. Using the tools in a simple photo program, adjusting the contrast to low and the shadow to high, brings out more details and often more orbs into view.  Zoom in on this photo to see the halo of blue and gold.

I’ll be out again tonight. We’ll see how the orbs respond to my quest.

Orbs in Alpine

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Orbs in Alpine

Orbs at First Sight

Once again I’m on a quest for orbs. Easy enough to do if you simply step outside the cabin door, point your camera skyward and take a flash photo.

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Solo Orb

However, once I’ve taken that first simple photo, the orbs go into hiding. Leaving one behind as a sort of scout to figure out what this invasion of flash photography was all about.

Orbs in Alpine, Arizona

Distant Orb is Not the Moon

So, with the orbs playing peek-a-boo, it’s time to just enjoy pointing the camera into the darkness, and see what trees will become illuminated in the night.

Orbs in Alpine, Arizona

Cascading Orbs

Ah, the orbs are back. Perhaps having their picture taken wasn’t so alarming after all.

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Smoke and Orbs

Always a pretty sight to find orbs drifting through the fireplace smoke.

I’ll be questing for orbs again tonight, might as well since the dog needs a walk before bedtime. For those of you who are new to orbs, or would like a reminder as to what the great scientific minds have been speculating as to the nature of orbs, here’s a link to an earlier post:

https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Orb Quest Tonight

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orb photo by Cheyenne MacMasters

It has been too long since I went questing for orbs, but with a friend in town we treated ourselves to a flash adventure on the town.

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Neighborly greetings were shared with the orbs.

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A castle entrance highlighted passing orbs.

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Orbs flocked to the Mermaid Castle ponds.

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A vacant lot not so vacant.

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Revisiting a favorite haunt of orbs and friends.

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Electrical lines humming with orbs.

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Murmuring orbs in trees say goodnight.

Thank goodness for friends who say yes! to an evening’s quest for orbs.

Emerging Too

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Although I think about questing for orbs every once and awhile, and I would love to share that delight with you, it seems that painting has captured my questing spirit these days… Salutations to you all from my painting blog….

Cheyenne Paints

copyright 2014 Cheyenne MacMasters Emerging Too

There comes a time when we must stand up and be counted. A time when we say, “Yes, I am here, and ready for action.” A time when we want to rise out of the fog that limits our view, a time when we want to emerge out of the mists that have obscured our destiny.

For many of us, that time comes when we declare we are an artist. We become the “Emerging Artist” that took all those years since we put down our crayons and finally picked up the brush, the pen, the clay, the camera, whatever it takes to connect and become a conduit of our creative spirit.

Thank goodness for blogs that let us stretch our wings in the moonlight. Salutations nest mates!

oil painting by Cheyenne MacMasters

Size: 24″ x 36″

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Orb Delights in Painting

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Sacrifice Mountain (c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2013

Sacrifice Mountain
by Cheyenne MacMasters

Sometimes we find ourselves dissolving the mountain of our being in order to give birth to the being we are becoming. Perhaps the orbs of previous posts have facilitated my rebirth. I now look at every cloud with the eyes of a painter. I now invoke the Muses and humbly request their exhilarating presence as I stand before my easel smelling the sweet perfume of linseed oil. I’ve become the painter who was looking through my eyes.

Please visit me at my new blog, Cheyenne Paints, as I chronicle my adventures with the Muse of painting. I look forward to seeing you there. And, the occasional quest for orbs that will still be appearing in these pages.

Thanks for your many visits to the land of orbs.

Orbs of a Lingering Moon

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It was the night of a lingering Full Moon.

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If you squint your eyes you almost see orbs.

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Yet orbs are there to see.

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Orbs dance into view.

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Ghostly in their appearance.

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You’ve attracted light beings.

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Including Good Old Teardrop in upper left.

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They send their brightest.

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To shine upon you.

Lower your contrasts, and open your shadows, and you will see.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Orbs Attend the Night

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It was a night of quiet celebration, the birth of a young man 31 years ago.

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Poetry was attended by orbs unheralded yet rejoiced.

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Realities were questioned as Castaneda was lauded.

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It is the Moon rising in the East in this reality of seen and unseen.

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Lower your contrast and open your shadows and you will see the unseen.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Night of Orbs

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It was a night like any other night at the ranch. Dark. Perfect for an orb quest.

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Here’s one that just got away. It shone brilliantly in my view screen as my camera lit up the night.

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Orbs in the night.

And then it happened.

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Suddenly every orb wants to know what the fuss is about.

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Not every night an orb gets to see a camera flash.

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When you quest for orbs, they like to check you out.

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So funny to see trees illumined when shooting blind in the night.

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Lower your contrast and open your shadows and you will see.

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Just another night at the ranch.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Guest finds Orbs in the Rain

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At my recent talk and slide show about orbs at the Bisbee Library, one of the people who attended brought photos and videos of orbs she has taken at her home. Since I am still on vacation from blogging and at the same time have always welcomed guest orb photographers, this will be a good opportunity to see what others are discovering in their quests for orbs.

Introducing the orbs who appeared to Antoinette Perez:

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Antoinette: my 3rd photo experience with the Orbs. Was in my back yard sitting in our Patio, it was raining that day. I was very relaxed enjoying the colors of our garden. I saw the Orbs up close in my camera that was an awesome feeling that I had.

orb photo copyright Antoinetee Perez 2013 Antoinette: I had called Rev. Dottie & Al Heindl from Metamorphosis Spiritual Center to do a cleansing with burn sage to remove any negative energy around my house. That was in Feb 2013. Funny thing she didn’t feel anything negative in our home. Our youngest daughter ask me to take photos in the house to see if we can spot more Orbs. I was afraid the cleansing might had made the Orbs leave. Took a photo and there was my Orb light greenish color…..I was so happy to see them again…..LOL

orb photo copyright Antoinette Perez 2013 Antoinette: I had friends who was visiting me and was inquisitive about the Orbs and ask me to take a photo. I was so eager to show her 2 Orbs a month ago June 2013 above our coffee table. I have mentioned to you that I can speak to them and they follow my instructions.

Antoinette has also taken videos of orbs speeding through her house. It is always interesting to see how the orbs move and how frequently they appear dashing through the videos. Many thanks to Antoinette for sharing her enthusiasm for orbs with us.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs

Bisbee After 5 Orbs

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It seems like a very long time since I went on a good old-fashioned orb quest. Tonight was a perfect time to check out the orbs downtown during the Bisbee After 5 Art Walk.

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Orbs enjoy an evening stroll even when the night is merely quietly eventful.

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I love the way orbs will zoom into view and yet remain invisible to the uninitiated.

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If you are feeling frustrated because you don’t think you’re getting any orbs in your photos, turn your attention to the electrical lines overhead.

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There is something about electrical fields that is very attractive to orbs.

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Photographing the night from the passenger window is a most entertaining way to get home.

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You really don’t have to leave home to discover spiritual wonders. They are all around us, all the time.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memory as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs