Friday, 20 December 2013

Dust particles turning into orbs

Dust into orbsOne of the aims of my new orb video project (see last post) was to show individual dust particles actually turning into orbs. In a previous video (here) you can see floating dust being put deliberately out of focus so that it turns into orbs. In other words, the orb zone was being intentionally expanded to include the dust.

I wanted to do something more naturalistic this time, in line with xenonormal principles. The idea was to show in-focus bits of dust drifting, on air currents, into the orb zone to become orbs. This new video (here) thus shows what happens at the boundaries of the orb zone.

When the dust in the video is in focus it mostly appears as moving bright lines or streaks, rather than the dots you might expect. This is because the dust is moving relatively quickly and the dots are motion-blurred to become bright streaks. Many of these dust particles then turn into orbs as they move (and some later 'pop' - see here - as they cross another orb zone boundary).

Just before they turn into orbs, some of the dust particles turn into the more obvious dots you might expect to see. That's because most of the particles swing upwards as they approach the torch. As they do so, their motion-blur disappears because we are watching them approaching the camera. Also, this upward motion brings them into the orb zone which is why they then become orbs. If you follow individual dust particles in the slow motion sections of the video you can see this happen.

The photo (above right) is a grab from the video. You can see the dust particles as motion-blurred light streaks going towards the torch on the right. Near the torch you can see the ones that have already arrived and turned into orbs. Notice how the orbs start out white when they are small and become blue as they expand. I think the colour comes from a blue tinge in the torch light. You can see hints of blue in the torch itself in the photo here.

PS: I experienced a heavy thunder storm (with hail) the other day, in winter! Looking on the web, though rare, winter thunder storms in the UK but not that unusual.

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