Sparklers would be a cool example of life for this project. Again, an awesome mood is set by it's own light. And everything els could be edited to be dimmer to draw out the rich color and light of the sparkler.
Random Inspiration 121 - This picture has a shallow depth of field and a very central line (the fence) that leads your eye into the distance, which is all blurry, whereas in front the grass is very clear.
Light painting ideas and tutorials for long exposure photography. Dennis Calvert shares his methods, behind the scenes and "how to" information for creating stunning and surreal light painted photo images.