I took this picture a couple of years ago with my old HP point and shoot.
I've always been fascinated with movement and long exposures. This is one of the fun random pictures you get when you are just sitting around and playing. I set the camera in a manual mode (what could be manual) so that I could get a longer exposure.
I was merely guessing and playing with the functions. My daughter was spinning around with her sparkler at the cabin on 4th of July weekend.
Some how...it just worked.