Posted by: Leap of Faith | March 31, 2010

Earth Hour: Art in the Dark

It’s been a very long week for us.  We just came home from a four-hour drive (400 kms) from Riyadh, where we had a brief three day-vacation in the Kingdom’s capital.  Pinky and I will share more details and pictures of our trip soon but for now I would like to share with you some photographs of our recent family endeavor to help Mother Earth.

Last Saturday (27Mar10), my whole family turned out all the electricity in our flat from 8:30-9:30 pm as our contribution to this year’s Earth Hour. Although we all had some initial reservations in shutting down the electricity completely  – realizing that our current lifestyle has been characterized by being so “power-dependent” to keep us all entertained – the night surprisingly turned out to be very fun for all of us.  Thanks, of course, to my wife’s creative “discovery” of doing our own “art in the dark!”

I know it sounds crazy but it’s true. After tweaking our camera (oh yes, I can proudly say that I switched to “non-automatic mode” the whole night!) to its manual setting and following some simple instructions provided by this site and a good friend – you know who you are 😉 – we came up with these unique graffiti-like art.  I never imagined a camera and a flashlight (with some creative juices thrown in) on a pitch-black night could be so entertaining!

Check out some of the results of our dabbling in the “dark arts” for one night… 😎

A butterfly

Father and son – clowning around

My version of Adidas

A Jedi Knight I am.  So pleased Master Yoda will be – hehehe!

In case you are interested to find out how other people in our Kingdom celebrated the Earth Hour, please click this and this.







  1. […] their own brand of “earth love” – at least in these sandy regions –  click here and […]

  2. Light painting definitely was not only fun for all of us but also hopefully a great way of teaching our children how to value our planet more. After all, as the cliche goes, it’s the only one we got 🙂

    • Hon, thanks for researching about this really fun activity. I did not even notice how quickly one hour passed by.

      I’m sure the kids will remember this. If not, they always have our blogs to reminded them of their duty to save Mother Earth.

  3. I’m ashamed to admit but I forgot about this event completely! Even though we received a corporate reminder about it on Friday.

    • Oh, too bad. It was fun doing it as a group – knowing that other people around the world were also doing the same thing too.  

      Anyway, our duty to save Mother Earth is on-going and that we can contribute in conserving our environment every day – even in our own small way 🙂

  4. Please send my apologies to Pinky. I called her Keith dun sa huling dalawang posts nya. Haha.

    Cool photos, Keith. I’m truly impressed.

    • Nebz, no worries. I’m sure Pinky won’t mind since alot of people confuse us often.

      Thanks for the positve feedback. It is very encouraging.

  5. Wow – these photos are awesome!!! And Thanks so much for the link on how to do it. What fun in the dark!!!

  6. Susie, welcome! It’s such an honor to be visited by a well-known blogger in the Region.

    Thank you for the kind comments. Our Earth Hour activity turned out to be such a fun activity for my whole family – and it was not even hard to do! Hope that link helps other people do this activity too – it’s fairly easy to follow.

  7. OMG… ang astig naman!!! Hands down sa galing.. pretty cool parents =)

    • Mai Hua, thanks – we try to be although our children will obviously say we are not even close to being that – hehehe!

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