Hexagonal Orbs

 Last night was cold in Bisbee, Arizona. Some of yesterday’s snow was still on the ground and I’m glad my jeans are baggy enough to accommodate long underwear. Because now that the world has ended and begun again, there are still some routines that must be done, like walking the dog at night. For a quester of orbs this is prime time to see who’s in the neighborhood.

hexagonal orbs walk dog Cheyenne MacMasters

These are all orbs lighting up the image, can’t say that I noticed them lighting up the night until I took the picture. Digital flash photography is my extra pair of eyes to discover the world around me. Some of you who are familiar with my blog have noticed that orbs are particularly attracted to dog walks with my husband, much more than if I’m out by myself with the cats. What is different about the photos in this posting is the hexagonal shapes of many of the orbs (you may need to enlarge the image on whatever computer device you are using  to see the sharp edges).

hexagonal orbs walk dog Cheyenne MacMasters

The large orb at my husband’s shoulder has all the characteristic details we have come to know in orbs: the darker inner rim and interior modulations. But the hexagonal outer edge indicates that the orb’s light reached the camera when the shutter was beginning to close. At first I thought it was the cold that was affecting the speed of the light. However, I just double checked my camera and the top dial on the Canon G12 was set at AV instead of the usual Auto setting I use for orb photography. So, there goes my initial cold orbs are slower theory.

hexagonal orbs walk dog Cheyenne MacMasters

A few hours later and we’re back on the road with a party of orbs sailing overhead and all around. Nothing like a brilliant orb and the whole gang showing up on the view screen to bring a smile and shout of delight to this orb quester!

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/

It has been a week since my last post, a time of holiday relaxation and fun with family. Yesterday I began to catch up on all the blogs that have been accumulating in my e-mails. What a busy and creative mix of passions and enthusiasms you all have to share! I was also startled to notice that I had been nominated for another award, The Versatile Blogger Award 2012, by Poèmes Français & Anglais, Poems French & English by Gys at http://lgyslaine.wordpress.com/2012/12/26/versatile-blog-award-2012/. Gys certainly is deserving of praise for her versatility in writing both French and English poems as well as her photo montages, all in celebration of love. Thank you for the honor, Gys, and I like the award’s image:

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it brings out the historian in me.

Orbs Prefer Walks with Dog

Orbs like walking dog

This is the astounding scene packed with orbs I discovered just the other night while walking home with my husband and our dog.

Orb over house

This is what the scene looked like tonight when I was walking by myself. Yes, it’s a lovely orb above the house, but not nearly the party of orbs when walking with companions.

Orbs go walking with dog

Here’s another look at a photo I used in an earlier post of walking with my family.

Orbs above street

And, again, what the street looked like tonight while walking by myself. Actually, my cat was with me, but that doesn’t seem to light up the orbs.

orbs above gate

You can’t see my family because they’re standing next to me on the night we walked the dog. But the orbs know the family is here.

gate with orbs

Ah, a couple of orbs this evening when it’s only me and the cat.

Lesson? If you want to find orbs go for a walk with your partner and the dog, the cat just won’t be enough.

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/

Walking Dog with Orbs

We have a dog that can’t be walked by me if there’s any chance that other dogs might also be taking a walk. A lovely, good-hearted dog that gets into her battle fury and I could end up on my nose trying to hold her back.

So, her walks are rather late in the day when the man of the house gets home from work. However, it’s a perfect time for to go on a quest for orbs.

Somehow, it seems that there might be more orbs on full moon nights.

Just when we arrived back home the moon started to peak up over the mountains and immediately into the cloud cover. The moon is the fan of light beneath the pinkish orb.

A little later in the evening it’s as if the moon is showering orbs onto my little mountain town.

I hope you are all enjoying the full moon tonight, perhaps sharing your photos of the moon or drumming with friends in the moonlight.

For those of you who are new to this blog, or would like to refresh your memories as to what orbs are, perhaps this will help: https://orbsdelight.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/photographing-orbs/