(( Comments of how I could improve this shot greatly appreciated! ))
An unplanned opportunity arose as I was shooting night shots of the Austin, Texas skyline. I noticed some noise in a nearby tree and this guy was rigging up his GoPro to record himself. I asked if I could help. And after we got it all set up, if it was okay if I shot some stills while he performed his dance with fire-lit poi-balls soaked in kerosene.
I only had one 'performance' and only about 2 minutes to try various shutter-lengths and compositions to try to get the shot with the just-right amount of motion but still balancing the scene. 1.5 seconds in this case.
As soon as he finished his dance he quickly packed his gear and his GoPro and ran off saying something about how the authorities don't look kindly on this sort of fire-performance.