1. Nnaoj74

    Nnaoj74 New Member

    How can I debunk the orbs in this photo?
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  2. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    What are you trying to debunk? They are just flash photography artifacts. If you'd like to explain them, you can google "orbs", click "images", find similar photos and read the explanations attached.
    ex:
    snowplasmaballs.

    The unexplainable part would be trying to explain why someone took a pic of a dining room table where none of the candles are centered on the table.
     
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  3. Spectrar Ghost

    Spectrar Ghost Senior Member

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  4. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    My sister, having returned from a holiday in Egypt several years ago was excited to show me photos of "orbs" she'd taken in one of the dark unlit chambers of their tour. My initial refutation was to declare them likely out of focus dust particles lit up by the flash but she countered that flash photography was prohibited which kinda stumped me.
     
  5. Rory

    Rory Active Member

    Can sis email them to you?
     
  6. Hofnarr

    Hofnarr Member

    @Balance
    yeah I'd like to see the pictures too.
     
  7. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    I imagined this would be asked just after I posted, she's not so good with technology. Was hoping someone would have an off-the-shelf suggestion.
    As it was a few years ago, all I can recall was a black photo with a sprinkling of light dust specs.
     
  8. Hofnarr

    Hofnarr Member

    Well, my "of the shelf" suggestion would be: spotlights illuminating said dust specs.
    If the chamber was black, there might be spotlights to light the way for the tourists.
    There has just to be a beam of light hitting the dust specs between the chamber and the camera, as the camera is focusing into the room the specs get off-focus, resulting in orbs.
    The light might not even have to be too harsh, as the camera sensor try's to adjust for the dark chamber.
    - thats what my photography experience tells me.
     
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  9. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    she forgot her flash was on. ? :)
     
  10. Rory

    Rory Active Member

    The chamber wasn't unlit?
     
  11. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  12. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    For a moment, I thought you'd found the very pictures my sister had shown me @Mick West ! Those look exactly like the orbs she captured except there we no visible people or anything other than darkness (composition is alien to her when it comes to photography :) )

    She didn't volunteer that info neither did I question it at the time (it's pointless trying to convince my sister that woo is woo)

    That's another possibility, for sure!
     
  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The most likely one, methinks. Track down those photos! :)
     
  14. Rory

    Rory Active Member

    I wonder what she was trying to take a photo of, in a dark, unlit chamber, with the flash turned off? ;)
     
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  15. Balance

    Balance Senior Member

    I'm guessing they're "somewhere" and I'll have to be the one to guess where, find them and grab a copy. Don't hold your breath!

    That's her modus operandi, shoot first, ask questions later. Until she can see the results (printed at the store or displayed on a large screen) it's fire and forget all the way!
     
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  16. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    OMG I forgot bout my allergies. anyway decided to make my own ghosts... and it worked!

    dark room, before beating on the dust filled pillow
    dr1.JPG


    after beating on the dust filled pillow
    dr2.JPG
     
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