I have a string of dragonfly lights hanging in a tree on the east side of my patio, where they often have the rising moon as a beautiful backdrop. This particular night, the full moon was glowing behind a misty veil of high clouds, and even though a camera can only capture a small portion of the luminous beauty of the moonlight, I felt compelled to take a photograph of it.
After taking the one normal photo above, I decided to take a few handheld, long exposure light trail photos just for fun. I jiggled the camera downward while the shutter was open and ended up with these strangely fence-like light trails created by the dragonfly lights.
Next, I tried swirling the camera while aiming it at both the moon and lights, and this messy jumble of wiry light rings below emerged.
I then tried jiggling the camera vertically again and captured this dribbling row of electrifying light trails.
Light trail photos are always fun, and different light sources (Christmas lights bundled into a firefly lantern, a flashing LED pin, a moving penlight) can produce weirdly similar to wildly different results.