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Irwina - Forest of Falkreath

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  1. serkethetyt
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    Awesome set, Rick! I'm drooling over the colors and the quality of these images!
    1. Excellentium
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      The colours and the clarity certainyl stands out with this LUT. It's a real joy to behold in-game and I'm glad some of it can be transfered to images as well. I'm still just playing and snapping images on a regular screen with what textures I can use - no 4K overload and no upscaled images, so I'm glad they can be interesting anyway, even if I use a rather small image size...

      Thanks a lot, my dear!
  2. aza1967
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    I love the 'unspectacular' beauty in this set - mainly in the woods.
    These everyday and common little eye candy, that makes you just sigh when strolling through the woods.
    And this LUT makes the green so fresh and pristine.
    I hope you are not tired of all the 'Thank you' - but here is another one.
    1. Excellentium
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      Normally I just pick a LUT at random and gets going, but for this set I actually selected the Cicada LUT, because I remembered just how wonderful it is in areas with lots of green. With some new grass and undergrowth additions to my game, the forests of Falkreath now looks as they do during summertime here in Sweden. I've really missed that in the forest regions of the game, because I used to spend a lot of hours, days and weeks in my youth in such woodlands. The LUT certainly adds a vivid kick to the landscapes too and I personally very much enjoy how well it captures the wet effect on the leaves and rocks.

      Not tired at all, but it's really no need to thank me. I'm just happy you enjoy watching what I do. I mean, I really just play the game. One day I might start taking this whole screenarchery more in consideration to provide more artistic shots, but for now I do what I can while playing.

      Thank you, Anne!
  3. SpiderBob12
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    Awesome screen Rick, excellent color palate, love the skeleton/fleashy dog and the last screen! 
    1. Excellentium
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      Thanks a lot, Michael! I do like the colours here too, very lush and lively with a great clarity. The "skeleton dog" is a bonewolf, part of a Creation Club addition that I picked up when it was free content. I kind of like them and there's also a small quest with them that will reward you with your own personal bony wolf creature...
  4. thesarantis
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    This LUT is ideal for Falkreath hold! It makes everything so vivid and lively! Especially the colors of flowers and vegetation!
    I have to agree with Roland for the rain matter though.

    Irwina is gorgeous and i loved her expression and her eyes-look in the close up image(2nd from the end).
    That undead canine gave me the creeps! It didn't cause the same to Irwina fortunately! Hehe!

    Great showcase Rick!
    1. Excellentium
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      Yep, I sure agree with you! It's a wonderful LUT for any green region really, but especially for forest areas and woodlands. Everything becomes very lush and vivid as you say...

      Rain is my thing from back in LE, but ever since I started using LUTs I do notice a difference between them in regards of rain and sadly the downpour effect isn't always the best. There are other LUTs far better on that point, but I still love how wet the surfaces look with Cicada LUT. I also switch LUTs a lot - as you know by now - and have to take the downs to gain the ups, so to speak.

      Irwina is a very impulsive and ambitious fighter who sometimes acts recklessly. She has paid for this in her younger years with people close to here leaving or even getting injured. She's still an aggressive sort that goes head-in into troubles and difficulties as she believes strongly in herself and her capabilities, but with the risk of buzzing up more than she can handle. She doesn't scare easily either so sometimes those dangers can be a real challenge, both for her and those who still accompany her.

      Thanks a lot, Michael!
  5. Dibthelegend
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    I like the subdued, pale green color of the vegetation on the forest floor, it has a wonderful fantasy vibe alongside the rain and mist.
    Great looking set, Rick
    1. Excellentium
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      Thank you very much, Dylan! This is one of my favorite LUTs for lush regions for sure. It's really nice in showing the many details of the grass and undergrowth even if it's all a green mass within a forest. It's quite strong in the green tints too and adds a wonderful clarity to the scenery, perhaps even more so with wet surfaces. It's superfun to use with the DOF to try and focus on a group of flowers, a plant or a patch of grass somewhere in the wild. Reminds me a lot of how I once crawled around in the Swedish woodland realms doing the same with my camera...
  6. Yellowbird11
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    This LUT really adds to the atmosphere of those pictures, especially those of nature.

    The one thing I'm no fan of though, and that has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of your pictures themselves , is that rain (overlay). That's one of the things that shows how much Skyrim has aged compared to modern games.
    1. Excellentium
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      It's funny you mention the rain, because this LUT really shows wet surfaces superbly - even more so in-game obviously - but as you mention, the downpour doesn't really add up. That's sadly the cause with many of LUTs. The high contrast given to them tend to wash out the sky and when it rains, this falls under the same treatment. I really love this LUT for the ability to show how everything is wet, so missing out on the falling rain is a bummer for sure...

      But I also like to switch around a lot with different LUTs, so I'll have to take it as it comes. Some are lacking in certain areas where they elsewhere will shine. That's kind of the fun part to me as a screenarcher, to adapt to the LUT and see what it will bring. Turns every journey into a new worldspace too...and with tons of characters to play, even the adventures feel unique even if I walk in the same trails...

      Many thanks for the insight and the comment!
  7. 4l3nZ4R
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    By Kynareth Falkreath is gorgeouuuuuuuuusssss! If the hold is really one of the best looking ones (followed by The Rift and Whiterun) in vanilla graphics, with this shots showing it at its max splendor; in term of mods, makes it even more appealing (as a fan of Falkreath that knows every single coner of the hold I am extremly hyped for this shots , enjoying them as a little kid)

    Superb Set Rick! And no matter the weather Falkreath fits every single one of then... Especially a foggy one
    1. Excellentium
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      Many thanks, Manuel!

      Yes, I'm quite happy with the looks of the Falkreath forests in my game at the moment. I still need to mod my setup carefully when it comes to texture quality and additions to the gameworld (or else I end up with a stuttering mess like in LE) and this is pretty close to the limits of what I can run without having hiccups during combat scenes, etc. I really enjoy this lush undergrowth as it adds a lot of wilderness to the woodland. I'm from Sweden, so I'm quite used to stroll about in forests of pine, spruce and birches and vanilla didn't really give that impression I'm familiar with. The forests felt very flat and lacked of greenery. But now... Oh man!
  8. LordLucian7
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    These are some very lovely captures!
    1. Excellentium
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      Many thanks! Glad you enjoy them and there will be a follow up set with Irwina too before switching character (again)...
  9. Astra2000
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    Great!!! 
    1. Excellentium
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      Thank you very much!