Lincs Skies, a catalogue of Lincs photos, originated as a Twitter feed on March 8th 2016 to celebrate the big skies of Lincolnshire. Within 2 months it had attracted over 2000 followers and after 7 months, well over 5000 followers. Many more Twitter users interact regularly with the Lincs photos and photographers on the page and followers come from all over the globe.
As a keen, but not very good, amateur “smartphone photographer”, with some beautiful Lincolnshire photos of sunrises and sunset captured on camera, I needed somewhere online to share these photographs. I thought that it would be good for other like-minded Lincolnshire photographers to have somewhere to share images online, where they could be appreciated by others.
Lincolnshire and the Fens are well known for their “big skies” and some of the sunsets, sunrises and other sky conditions, are beautiful. I wanted to capture these amazing Lincolnshire photos and share them online in order that other people could appreciate their beauty as well.
@LincsSkies quickly became popular and within 2 months it had over 2000 followers, with local photographers posting wonderful Lincolnshire photos of landscapes and skies from across the county. It also developed a number of followers and contributors from neighbouring counties and also from Holland, a country with similarly flat landscapes and big skies. You can also find Lincolnshire photos of the Lincs Skies feeds on Facebook, Flickr and Instagram.
There are two things that make @LincsSkies work so well:
- The amazing Lincs photos that are posted on a daily basis, along with photos of neighbouring counties and the sister flat lands of the Netherlands. These Lincs photos show our county moving through the seasons, with the various weather conditions and cloud formations, taken from every angle across Lincolnshire.
- The lovely people that make up the @LincsSkies community. They range from councillors and police officers to farmers and dog walkers, of all ages, from all around the world. All with a shared love of nature, the countryside, the weather and Lincolnshire and it’s neighbouring landscapes.
Lincs Skies Calendar
For the past couple of years, we have run a photo competition and created a Lincs Skies Calendar to sell in aid of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance. This has raised over £10,000 for the Air Ambulance Charitable Trust.
The competition and calendar are extremely time-consuming to run and manage and unfortunately, we don’t have the time to devote to the project this year. However, please keep checking back to this site as there are other exciting Lincolnshire photography projects and products in the pipeline.
Amateur & Professional Photographers
The photos are taken by local amateur and professional photographers. They illustrate a range of weather conditions, cloud formations, seasons, landscapes, towns and villages across Lincolnshire, capturing moments of beauty and sharing them for all to see.
I’d like to say a BIG thank you to the wonderful community on @LincsSkies. It’s been a pleasure running the page.