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  • Em

    Where are all the comments?

  • abby

    Holy moly.

  • Nicole

    Hello from Perth, Western Australia. warm and sunny and a blue ski too, but the stars are out now (it is 10pm at night)

  • Dale

    Now THAT is beautiful!

  • Lilly

    holy crap i am close to one! hi Haley!
    Dooce, thanks for being so entertaining.

  • Would this be the piece of sky from which the Mormon General Authority likes to make His/Her pronouncements?

  • What a view! The sky looks so clean…. It must be so cool living there.

  • Marlies


  • Adam

    This is …. mormon country.

  • I went to Utah once, but I don’t remember it being close to that pretty!

  • joy

    gorgeous! did you adjust levels to make it that blue or is it really like that?

  • Those clouds are beautiful!

  • maria

    i love that the houses are bathed in that beautiful blue. and the fact that you can see forEVER into the distance. great shot!

  • I definitely agree with Maxigumee that the sky looks “clean”… We can’t blame Utah for the hole in the ozone layer, now can we?

  • gorgeous!

  • 16! nice.

    Thats a gorgeous photo.

  • actually, this is what happens when you forget to turn off White Balance adjusted for incandescent light on the D70.

  • Miss Mea-Mea

    wow…are you using a blue filter on that shot?

  • Be You Tee Full

  • be_OH_be

    … which I’m sure you intended to do, right?

    Nice effect though.

  • Reminds me of when we used to do acid and go for nature walks.
    Yeah, it was a small town.

  • Happy little mistakes, huh? Sometimes they’re the best.

  • Beautiful….looks like early morning …and cold….like those mornings you don’t want to get out of bed. Oh wait…that’s EVERY morning! LOL!
    Have a great day all!

  • Cindy

    Thank you. If you only knew how much I needed that picture of optimism.

  • Allyson

    and then does god come down through the incandescent light when you’re off white balance?

  • Why is the sky bigger there than in Illinois? Boohoo.

  • Wow. That is so beautiful!

  • beautifulmess

    looks like the essence of purity

  • yeah, what time of day was it?

  • Twilight Zonish

  • a stunning picture, hey no one can question where you live after a picture like that.

  • red

    pretty. i wouldn’t mind if the real world looked like that all the time.

  • rb

    its now 10.15 here in perth and the stars are still out and the sky is never that shade of blue! I wish we had yummy utah snow here!
    Its too hot.

  • heidi

    morning? or night?

  • Eerily pretty. The clouds look angry and I think G.O.D. might have something to say about that.

    Oh, and that was like the BEST FIRST COMMENT, EVER.

  • Ana

    Beautiful picture.

  • Michelle

    You’ve captured how ‘tall’ the sky seems out west…as a recent transplant, just walking outside at the right time of day to view _that sky_ awes me. Great photo!

  • Erin

    Is that picture untouched or have a dooce effect of some sort on it? It’s amazing!

  • Shoop! That is eeeeery.

    Complex values. Likey.

  • Gah, why bother with cyanotypes when you get all that beautiful blue digitally?

  • that’s a gorgeous photo. i love the darkest part of the sky.

    i don’t know if you care or not, but that guy who was stalking/harassing/threatening me was fired from his job yesterday. he wasn’t ‘dooced’ though. i see being ‘dooced’ as a positive thing. this ass got what he deserved 🙂

    anyway, keep on being heather and keep loving jon, chuck, and leta. you’ve got a great life, constipation and all 🙂

  • SEK

    that is absolutely mesmerizing.

  • Southern Fried Girl

    Never thought I would say this, but I think I might want to come to Utah. 🙂

  • was this taken with a filter or was it ‘shopped to look like this?

    very pretty, but almost too blue.

  • That’s it! I’m moving to Utah. I’ll kidnapp GEORGE! and force him to return too.

  • Mesmerizingly bewitching.

    Thanks Dooce!!!

  • actually forgive my last comment – just read your explanation of why it’s so blue.

    A happy mistake! I still like the image tho… 🙂

  • Did you add some saturation to that, or is it that naturally blue?

  • Nevermind. I read the answer.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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