This photo was taken March 2011 during my pre-service training homestay, in a village about 1 hour outside of Bamako, Mali. My host brother, Madou, was spinning the tea fourneau to activate the coals to make tea. Tea is a major part of the Malian culture and participating in the tea-making process is an integral part of integrating into the culture for a Peace Corps Volunteer. I thought it would be cool to slow the camera speed down and catch just the lights of the forneau as he spinned it. If you look closely you can see his silhouette shaded in with the circle of "fire." It was so exciting to see their faces when I showed them that I could "catch lights."