Back to Nature Orbs


I’ve been walking outside the last two nights in a quiet quest for orbs. I find myself mentally requesting them to appear, because I know they’re there, but will they reveal themselves?

There is a sense of drifting by, no place in particular to go.

I point my camera into the dark hoping for a revelation.

The orbs are so faint that I only know one has been caught on a branch when I return home to the computer.

And so I must trust that the orbs are there even when unseen at the time of flash.

Then it’s party time and all the orbs I was looking for have gathered at one tree like a flock of birds whooping it up, laughing that they knew where they were all the time.

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:


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.

2 responses »

  1. These are beautiful photos, Cheyenne!
    Is that a faint moon or is that an orb in the second photo below (with the agave)?


  2. Glad you like them, Debra. And, thanks for asking about the agave orb, a few people might be wondering. That photo was taken pointing west and the moon was less than a quarter full in the south at the time the picture was taken


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