ORBS? SPIRITS? MOISTURE?

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Real Estate Agent with Exit 1 Stop Realty

Help! A strange thing happened when I printed this photograph from my Kodak Easy Share camera... these odd circles just appeared. People who have seen the picture have offered several theories explaining exactly what they believe them to be. Several people have suggested that they are orbs, which supposedly represent spirits around St. Augustine's Cathedral Basilica. That's eerie. Another few people have suggested that the circles are the result of moisture on the lens. It was, however, a dry evening. I really have no idea what they are, but they definitely make the photo more interesting! If you have any ideas about their origin, please let me know.

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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
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Margo, no ideas here, but I have seen this effect on pictures I have taken.  Someone on AR know the answer, I will have to check back...

May 15, 2012 12:56 PM #1
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Evelyn Kennedy
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Margo:

I can hardly wait for some photography genius to give you the answer.  Actually, I would go with the orbs theory. 

May 15, 2012 01:01 PM #2
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
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I am going with spirits to explain the orbs, but I believe in that while many don't. Whatever it is, it is a great photo and I am pleased to see my Grasshopper using photos in her blog posts. Remember, I am a phone call or email away if you need me!!!!

May 16, 2012 06:03 AM #3
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Anna Dovger
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I would want to believe in spirits theory but would try to make another picture of a dark sky somewhere else and see. Maybe you just need to wipe those lenses LOL. I will check back to see what it was.

May 16, 2012 11:00 AM #4
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I have no idea what those are, but it is a beautiful photo!

May 16, 2012 12:18 PM #5
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Hi Margo:

It is great to see that you are finding time to stay active with AR Blogging.  Excellent photo...seems like there is moisture in your lens.  Thanks for sharing

May 25, 2012 06:29 AM #6
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Margo Currie
Exit 1 Stop Realty - Saint Augustine Beach, FL

Thanks, everyone, for your comments and ideas. Interestingly, I took several pictures that evening, but this is the only one with the mysterious circles!

Jun 01, 2012 08:11 AM #7
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I love this story and the photo and am waiting for a new story with great photos.............come on Grasshopper, YOU CAN do it!

Jun 01, 2012 11:04 PM #8
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Just a little reminder that I am indeed looking for more recent posts about St Augustine..................

Jun 27, 2012 10:49 PM #9
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Cool photo and I too would love to believe the "spirits" theory. I have heard that dust particles, small insects and even pollen particles can create the phenomenon - but that's the logical mind at work. :) Have a wonderful Friday Margo.

Sep 14, 2012 02:53 AM #10
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Waiting for a new blog post from you, Margo.........don't disappoint me..........what is up in your life?

Sep 24, 2012 01:11 AM #11
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Wishing you and your entire family an absolutely wonderful Christmas Holiday! Blessings to you and yours!

Dec 24, 2012 04:55 AM #12
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