This Hoola Monsters dancer was easily the most talented person with a hula hoop I had ever seen in my life. By the applause and reactions from the crowd, I was not the only one nearly mesmerized by the gravity defying motions of the hula hoop as it moved from head to toe, floating at each spot, on this dancer's body.
It was a rare chance to do some interesting street photography in St. Petersburg. However, still photography, in this case, cannot do justice to what I witnessed first hand. HD Video would be far better suited for this.
As with most street photography, random people straying in front of my lens were large obstacles in getting the shots I wanted. As my subconscious shoo-ings of a few people were having no effect, I had to strafe to a break in the people to sneak these shots in between passersby. This is one, when doing street photography, if you see a shot, TAKE IT. Any hesitation could (and most likely will) result in missing the shot.