Night of Orbs



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


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


Orbs in the night.

And then it happened.


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


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


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


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


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


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:


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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  1. Ah, it’s been long since we got to see the orbs! Though these shots were taken by night time, they still possess a rare elegance that keeps me interested in them. I was wondering … is it possible to find these orbs in the cold regions of the world?


    • Yes, do take your camera out into the night and light up the sky with some flash photography. You will catch some orb attention. And, when you sit with your images on the computer: lower the contrast and open the shadows and you will see the unseen.


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