I only learned about Orbs recently, maybe because I just got my first digital camera last year. A quick google search showed lots of Orb discussion and photos out there on the web, with people divided into two camps: those with the rational “reflection off a dust particle” explanation, and then the mystical camp (people who believe that an orb is an angel or other being from the spirit world).
Now, I don’t know what they are but it’s surely more romantic and exciting to think that they are angels. I do believe that there are unseen benevolent beings around us, and I like the idea that they might pop up in our photos from time to time. And they show up so rarely in my photos that I pay attention when they do.
So anyway, I came home from Venice last winter with two orb sightings in my photos, both of them shrines.
Another orb popped up in a photo of Maria the kitten (see second photo – there’s a little orb right next to her head). She needs a guardian angel, so that's good!
I was so fascinated to see lots of orbs in BGE’s photos of the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France.
And then I saw this photo of Obama , taken at the Democratic Convention, in the New York Times. Wow, that’s the biggest orb ever. I like to think that he has divine protection around him.
Then a friend emailed this link to photos of thousands of Orbs over the crowd at Grant Park the night that Obama won the election. Very cool.
Has anyone else found orbs in your photos? What do you think about them?