By the light of the full moon, on a beach in Laguna, a crowd of people gathered together to beat drums, shake maracas, shine lasers, hula hoop and dance around a bonfire.  

We dragged along our large Djembe drum, my camera and some open minds - we didn't really know what to expect.  The place was packed.

It was a very cool event to be a part of and seemed to draw people of all walks of life.  There were the people drumming and dancing.  There were people twirling lights and hula hooping. Some shining lasers into the sky and into the ocean.  There were children and adults and all ages in between.  There was even a much older couple who were drumming and playing ukulele right outside the immediate circle.  It was awesome!

I mostly floated around everyone, weaving in and out of rocks and beach chairs, and all the people doing their thing while I photographed.  I used the light that was available, it was changing constantly and I was using slow shutter speeds (hand held) for the entire night. By photographing this way, under these conditions I got some really interesting captures. Check 'em out.  and if you ever have the opportunity to attend a drumming circle - do it!   

Here is a group of people swinging and twirling lights around.

Here is a group of people swinging and twirling lights around.

Here is a laser light being shone on the ocean.

Here is a laser light being shone on the ocean.

This was girl spinning a hula hoop.

This was girl spinning a hula hoop.

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