Sprinkles of light
I love decorative lights. They provide colours to otherwise black and empty backgrounds in night photos. Like here with these Balinese gamelan ready for a stage performance. The lights were hanging in front of a restaurant approximately 20m away. My movement area was tight as I took the pictures from in between the decoration for the stage.
A 60 degree tilted external flash in M mode was used. Yes, manual mode, as this is the only mode my old speedlite can work with the 7D. The soft flash highlighted the carvings while not making them too bright such that the gold colour remained.