Monday, September 26, 2005

Circus Gatti, Turlock, CA

orbs pose with us at sunset

This picture was taken at the parking lot of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, where Circus Gatti was encamped for the weekend. You can see two orbs against my blue shirt, and two more orbs between Troy and the van.

What I find particularly striking about this picture is the fact that all of the orbs are positioned relatively low. If these orbs represent faces, could this low stature mean that these are younger orbs, perhaps children who were also there to watch the circus?

I guess we'll never know.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Yosemite National Forest

Yosemite Lodge Post Office - orbs surrounding my family

I wasn't surprised that we were able to capture orbs while taking pictures in Yosemite National Forest. I didn't immediately notice the distinct one I caught below, which we shot on the garden behind Yosemite Lodge. However, upon reviewing the next photo I took (see above) just a few minutes later, I saw the orbs posing alongside my family at once.

an orb seen against the tree

Before this picture was taken, LORENZO said he could imagine an Indian tribe crossing the clearing right in front of us. Considering how many orbs we caught in this one shot alone, perhaps my husband was right after all.

orbs with Half Dome in the background

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Another Children's Party, Modesto, CA

big orb against the grass, multiple orbs against wall, people

These pictures were taken during the birthday party of our neighbor's son. While the big pictures above and below are awash with orbs, I find the series of smaller pictures more fascinating beause of the orb that is seen making its progression, moving farther along the wall until the last picture, where it can be seen against the window frame.

(Click on images to enlarge.)

This picture is awash with orbs!

Check out the orb's progress by clicking on the thumbnails!

orb against pink wall one orb against the wall, one against the grass
I see five orbs in this picture the orb against the wall seems to have moved against the window frame

Saturday, August 20, 2005

A Friend's Birthday Party, Modesto, CA

an orb to the right of the birthday celebrant's head

Last Saturday, Lance and Troy went to the birthday party of their friend, Roberto. I caught a large orb during the blowing of the candles, visible against the black top of the girl behind the celebrant.

Once again, notice the orb's precise placing, as if it was actually posing for the camera. (Click on images to enlarge.)

I captured more orbs while Lance and Troy were dancing with their friend Nathalie. Notice the little one which looks like it's almost hiding under the rung of the ladder.

Lance and Nathalie dance Troy cuts in

After their dance, Nathalie and her friend flocked over to Lance for this next picture. As you can see, they weren't the only ones mugging for this photo op!

Lance is smothered in hugs

Friday, July 29, 2005

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milpitas, CA

another very distinct orb positions and poses for the camera

We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary by checking into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in our old hometown, Milpitas, CA.

At first, we were checked in to Room 612, a standard room with two queen beds. We had requested for a crib prior to arriving, and we took these pictures while waiting for it to be delivered. Notice the presence of orbs posing among us. Click on any of the images to enlarge them.

Unfortunately, the staff failed to inform housekeeping of our request, and the cribs were locked in storage. To make up for the inconvenience, they upgraded us to a corner suite, Room 602.

As you can see, there aren't any orbs in the picture above, taken in our new room. None appeared in the other pictures I shot at the same time as well. However, when we went back to get our other belongings from Room 612, the orbs must have followed us from there because they started showing up in our pictures again upon our return. (Click on thumbnails.)

orb on the window orb on the armrest small orb on table, big orb against window

We ended up getting a crib after all, as they managed to locate one later that evening, so everyone, including Reanna, had a good night's sleep.

We all woke up refreshed the next morning, ready to jump into the pool on the third floor. I caught an orb on the very edge of the picture below. It seemed to be hiding from the camera. I guess it wasn't in the mood to pose for pictures so early in the morning!

I captured some more orbs with my camera before we finally made our way down to the hotel's swimming pool. Notice how they showed up quite distinctly against the dark curtains.

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Troy's Fourth Birthday Party

An orb poses between Lance and his classmate Michael

I was expecting to capture more orbs than I actually did today, which only proves that orb-hunting is an unpredictable business. However, the one picture I came up with turned out to be a real beauty. I had Lance and his kindergarten classmate, Michael, pose beside one of the tiki torches in my backyard during Troy's fourth birthday party.

Remarkably, when I was taking this shot, the thought on my mind was "Hmmm...I wonder if I'll be capturing an orb in this picture?"

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Night Swimming

Lorenzo took this picture of us swimming on the eve of Troy's fourth birthday. Upon reviewing his shot, he immediately told me he saw some orbs in it. Sure enough, I saw no less than four orbs when I uploaded this into my computer.