Closer Look at Orbs

Sometimes an orb is so large in my view screen that I start giggling and showing it off to friends in dark corners at the Bisbee Royale. This one came in the midst of John Doe singing with raucous abandon.

For this post I thought it would be good to just focus on the orbs that showed up in one night at the theater.

The above orb was so bright I had to double-check that it wasn’t a light shining off stage when John Doe sang his first song of the evening.

My friends and I had fun trying to count how many orbs we saw on the screen. It was the first time they had seen orbs and they soon became hooked on my fascination.

There is just something so profound and respectful about these orbs who hover above Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves.

I was going to take a break tonight from sharing views of orbs. Ho Hum another orb you might say. But, I truly do seem to be enamored by their presence and when not actually questing I want to zero in on their beauty for all to see.

Thanks to John Doe and Michael Blake for the interest the orbs took in your presence at the Bisbee Royale on November 8th. I continue to learn what sets them alight with each performer I photograph.

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/

John Doe and the Orbs

John Doe, co-founder the of LA punk band, X, sang to a full house at the Bisbee Royale last night after Michael Blake’s talk about writing Dances with Wolves.

The orbs were as numerous as the audience who gathered to hear John Doe’s acoustic country-folk-punk songs of love and anguish.

The orbs hovered intently to not miss a word from John Doe, an actor as well as musician, who has appeared in the TV show Roswell, and movies Road House, Great Balls of Fire, and Boogie Nights, to give you a selection of his acting career.

One thing I’ve noticed about orbs is they really light up for performers who can belt out at song. Although I presume their ability to listen closely as a descriptive device, they do seem to respond to strong vibrations.

Sometimes the flash doesn’t go off and the orbs remain invisible. But the show does go on thanks to John Doe who still performs with the bands X, and The Knitters, writing and co-writing songs that earned Record of the Year from Rolling Stone for X’s Wild Gift.

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/

Dances with Wolves meets Orbs

Meet Michael Blake who wrote Dances with Wolves while he was living in Bisbee, Arizona.

Michael Blake was onstage this evening at the Bisbee Royale showing us posters of some of his books. He has a powerful presence that intrigued the orbs.

Here is what we can see with our eyes. With digital flash the next photo will let us see beyond the narrow spectrum we are accustomed to:

Michael Blake has won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay, the Golden Globe award for best screenplay, the Eleanor Roosevelt award for work with minorities, The Animal Protection Institute’s Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Americanism Award from the Air Force Sergeants Association, to name just a few highlights of the many honors he has received.

This is what I love about Bisbee, you simply can’t make assumptions about people merely by glancing at them.  Oftentimes they are true gems whose lives extend far beyond our little border town.

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/

Orbs Above Politics

Most people had already voted, but the polls were still open this evening in Bisbee, Arizona. Orbs waited in expectation.

Although staying above politics, the orbs lit up for the cheers of the crowd at the Bisbee Royale on election night 2012.

The race was close and no one was quite sure how it would turn out.

Orbs kept their opinions to themselves.

However, for the first time in my hundreds of photos of orbs, I found a golden orb.

Suddenly we had a projected win and the crowd was on its feet.

The orbs grew large with radiant excitement.

Babes in arms filled the dance floor.

The small town of Bisbee became one with the mass of political supporters throughout the United States.

President Barack Obama wins the re-election and even an orb gave a squiggle of delight.

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/

Orbs Glide Room Waiting

What happens when there is no band to excite the orbs? Just like us they continue to exist.

This stage has served many purposes. It was once the focal point for a church congregation.

The inside of the Bisbee Royale building was completely remodeled in 2011-12, but years of good vibes remain.

Long after the church sold the building it was the place for Bisbee to create theater.

You have probably been wondering about all those orbs. Are they just a result of theater lighting? This is what the stage looks like when my flash doesn’t go off. The colors are richer, the image isn’t as grainy and low contrast. If I wasn’t questing for orbs, I certainly wouldn’t be taking flash photographs.

Here is the same angle with flash. As I’ve mentioned before, Dr. Miceal Ledwith, co-author of The Orb Project, thinks that the orbs are revealed by a florescence by which the flash excites something in the orbs which makes them flash back at the camera. Brilliant sunlight can sometimes have the same effect.

But it’s night-time, and I was taking way too many flash photographs of the Andy T Band featuring Nick Nixon. Just couldn’t help myself. So, I stepped outside to break the grip of attraction and see if any orbs were on the loose in town.

I’ve shown a picture of the Bisbee Royale’s box office before, can’t remember if it was painted the last time I photographed the building. The white globe on the side really is a light bulb. However, that isn’t the moon or a star or a street lamp high up on the left.

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/

Not Halloween Orbs

There’s something about a full moon on Halloween that makes me stay home. Even though there’s a hot and exciting band playing a short stride downhill from my house.

So, I looked in my files for another costumed night at the Bisbee Royale and found these men dressed in red and looking for their own hot night on the town.

I hope you all stayed safe and are recovering from the storm.

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/

Incendio Incites Orbs at Bisbee Royale

The orbs were with Incendio playing at Arizona’s Bisbee Royale on Friday, October 26, 2012

Artists and musicians in the attentive crowd were mesmerized by the latin-guitar-world fusion groove that Incendio lay down with haunting passion.

It was a night of enthusiastic response to intricate rhythms and guitar riffs.

Bisbee belly dancers joined the band for the second half of the show.

The orbs gave full approval of the band and dance combo.

Once again the Bisbee Royale lit up the universe with an otherworldly fusion of music and orbs.

Thanks to Jean-Pierre Durand, Liza Carbe, Jim Stubblefield, and Nicole Falzone of Incendio.

Sloane Bouchever, proprietor and general manager of Bisbee Royale.

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/

Bisbee Mine Tour Orbs

We have a guest orbist for this post, Mark Apel, who took these photos a couple of years ago and has been scratching his head ever since about what exactly he caught on film. (Okay, I made up “orbist” but it sounds good.  And, in the digital age it’s a darn shame we don’t catch anything on film anymore because that’s a handy phrase.)

Mark was at the Bisbee Royale recently when I was photographing the bands and I stopped by his table to show the orbs that were showing up in my images. The light went off in his head as he recalled the photos he’d taken during a Bisbee mine tour and no one knew what all those circles in the air were. When he sent me the images I was delighted to see the characteristic details and textures that I’ve come to associate with the orbs I find.

Looks like I’m going to have to put on a jacket and take the mine tour again, this place is rockin’ with orbs! For those who would also like to make the trip here is a link with all the details for a very informative tour into one of the most famous mines in the west: The Copper Queen Mine. http://www.queenminetour.com/

Thanks to Mark Apel for sharing a stunning gathering of orbs.

If anyone else has orbs they would like me to post on my blog, let me know. The orbs love an audience!

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/