Orbs and The Samples band



Sean Kelly introduces the percussionist of the band The Samples who were playing at the Bisbee Royale on December 1, 2012.

The orbs hovered expectantly.


When the band began playing the orbs started to light up in response.


In the above photo I would like to draw your attention to the bright pink orb in the upper left. I also like the way the orbs are arching over the percussionist and anchoring the arch to Sean Kelly in the center.


Photographing orbs at the Bisbee Royale includes the fun of sharing bright orbs easily seen on my camera’s view screen with fellow guests.


I like the patterns the orbs make, such as the line snaking above the drummer.


And, it’s interesting to see how the orbs are zeroing in on the keyboardist.


This photograph interests me because although the musicians are out of focus, the orbs are perfectly clear.


Again, I like the pattern of the orbs.


In this photo, I’d like you to notice the blue orbs at the top of the proscenium.


Sean Kelly is the songwriter and leader of The Samples, a band that formed in 1987 in Boulder, Colorado, and got their name from the first members’ sustenance of food samples from a local grocery store.


In this photograph we have blue and pink orbs.


My thanks to Sean Kelly and The Samples who provided an evening rich in warmly toned songs and excited orbs.

Thank you also to the folks at the Bisbee Royale for creating a welcoming atmosphere for guests and performers, whatever dimension they may be inhabiting.

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/


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.

14 responses »

    • Yes, I use a flash and I try not to take too many photos per song so as not to be too obnoxious. But, if a performer is building up to a loud pitch then I’m out of my chair and ready to photograph the orbs who respond to intensity.

      Sorry you’re still having difficulty finding the right light levels for orbs. Keep experimenting and they might get the hint you are really interested.


  1. This is so awesome!!! I love the colors and the way the orbs move in response to the music. I would be so excited about the orbs, I wouldn’t hear the music! Beautiful!!!!


    • It’s true I get a little distracted by the orbs, especially when I’m sharing the wonder of them with my friends during the performance. For many of them, it’s the first time they’ve heard of or encountered orbs. But, I do also have to stay on touch with the music to anticipate when the orbs will respond brightly.


  2. found you through Leanne Cole Photography…I’ve only recently heard of orbs, didn’t know what they were all about so thanks for including the link at the bottom of this post.


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