Orbs, What are They?


During the past week I have been posting photographs of orbs without addressing the question, what are orbs? Sceptics claim that they are dust motes, water molecules, etc. Scientists such as Dr. Klaus Heinemann and Dr. Miceal Ledwith, who wrote The Orb Project, consider them to be emanations of spiritual beings which are revealed through digital flash photography.

To illustrate this essay I walked along my street and photographed my neighbors rooftops. Not every photo had orbs and some were too pale to really be seen. Sometimes there were clouds of orbs and sometimes just a few.

Dr. Miceal Ledwith thinks that orbs are revealed when “the flash’s photons stimulate the orbs to absorb the photons, convert them into electrons, and then expel them again in photons of a lower frequency when the stimulus of the flash ceases.” If you want to continue with this explanation please refer to The Orb Project, page 36.

Dr. Klaus Heinemann points out in his book Orbs Their Mission and Messages of Hope, that they have been able to photograph orbs in laboratory clean rooms which are free of airborne particles.

There is nothing wrong with simply enjoying orbs for their visual effect. Orbs don’t have to be explained to imagine that they do possess charm, mystery and even a sentience attracted to our moments of enthusiasm and heartfelt activities.

And sometimes we can imagine that they enjoy the street we live on as much as we do.

For those of you who are new to this blog or would like to revisit the explanation as to what orbs are, this might be of help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/closeup-on-orbs/


About orbphotog

Born in the West, I studied photography and painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City before being drawn back home to the open skies of western living. My camera is always close at hand to capture changing light and to record what catches my eye. However, it is my recent discovery of being able to see orbs through the medium of digital photography that has sparked my passion for photographing the night. All photographs in this blog are copyrighted by me. Occasional photos by guests are copyrighted by the photographer. Please contact if you would like to order prints.

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