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Zarawether - My mother told me

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  1. Reaper060389
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    Amazing set Excellentium. Stunning closeups from Zarawether
    And also wonderful landscape shots with rain.
    I really like the picture with the lantern, especially the closeup of the lantern. That's a great charackter
    I'll post here for the other uploads, which are also terrific.
    Excellently done all
    1. Excellentium
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      Thank you very much!

      I've got so many characters going about with their things in Skyrim and yet it seems I mostly focus my screenshots on simple travels. But I like that part, because you never know what will wait around the next corner of the road or what weather might be in store for the day. Watching the changes of the landscapes and picking up on the small details of the world is highly enjoyable to me... Although I do love a dark dungeon crawl with some occasional character poses as well. The Nine knows I've got plenty enough characters for it!

      Glad you enjoy my sets! Much appreciated!
  2. kozakowy
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    A briliant set I've found so many gems 1 2 3 4 5 6 but I think the lantern is on the top of the others Masterfully done Rick!
    1. Excellentium
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      Many thanks, K!

      I don't get very far in my game when it's raining, that's for sure. Not because I go inside to wait it out, but for the reason of standing in the same spot snapping image after image until night arrives. I'm very happy to finally have "good rain" in SE, but it also depends on the LUT. The more realistic colour palettes seem to handle it better...
    2. kozakowy
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      Totally understandable I don't have a nice rain configured thus far so I usually skip the rain for screenies But playing with it is still on my list.
  3. SomewhatWindy
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    If I were to put in images what my mother told me, this would be a whole other image set   
    This LUT is looking very good indeed . I love how it's not toned with one overruling color  but gives an antique feel to the images.
    The skin of your character , the rocks and grasses benefit very much from that. Shadows are nicely deep (the way I like it also 
    I do to little with these hair physics mods, but they do give of a great movement 
    1. Excellentium
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      My mother would probably fill the site with flowers. She's very much into gardening...

      It's a great LUT indeed with a high sense of realism together with Silent Horizons. The LUT itself - Drama - was one of the included in Caffeine (but I think it's originally from Snapdragon), but in LE it was far too dark in most situations. Here it gives a more natural look to the rich shadows, making them more useful I think. I do enjoy LUTs that provide nice shadows - just as you do with your many ENBs - so this one will certainly come into play again...

      I was rather obsessed there for a while with hair physics (and cloth if possible for armors/outfits). I still find it a lot of fun, but these hairs also tend to clip a lot (at least to me) so you need some patience if you want that "sway and flow" to look nice. I did add a lot of HDT hair to the majority of my characters when I did the revamp of them all for SE with high-poly heads, but since then, I've actually rolled back quite a lot to static hairs. Some characters will have hair physics though and it's mostly the ones I brought to Enderal. Zarawether is my main character in Enderal, so this hair is "her"...
  4. blu377
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    Wonderful set, love the close ups especially with their stunning details
    1. Excellentium
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      Thank you very much!

      I'd say my game is better rigged for close ups, since I don't have that much power and therefor the textures at a distance sometimes take a while to load in. I don't use DynDOLOD either. I do fancy grand vistas and great horizons, but it's much more easy for me to go looking for the nearby things.
  5. PoeticAnt44
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    Love your stormy weathered shots, then it eases into the calm evening!
    1. Excellentium
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      I do love the rainy days in the game, but I have to say it turned very serene and tranquil close to dusk. I'm glad for it too, because the LUT gets very dark with the lack of light.

      Thanks a lot!
  6. RemmyKun
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    My mother told me not to talk to strangers...
    ”But you seem all right” hahaha
    That cover song is great! And your set too! :)
    1. Excellentium
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      Always listen to your mother...

      Many thanks, Remmy! And yeah, I do love this cover a lot!
  7. ista3
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    Brilliant captures Rick and great wetness reflects and atmospheres  :)
    Sorry for the ninjas of late but I know you understand ;)
    1. Excellentium
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      Thank you kindly, Izzy! Rain is always a winner in my game. I just love roaming about in it!

      And you're far better than me at the ninja movements! I need to catch up something fiercely! I know we both understand each other though...
  8. fiewiel
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    The lantern looks awesome oO
    1. Excellentium
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      It's remarkable to say the least and it's included in a wonderful set that adds a lot more - equally nice - lanterns - Medieval Lanterns of Skyrim. Highly recommendable!
  9. Klaxoid
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    Wicked set my friend!

    That lighting off the wet chainmail during the rainstorm is super cinematic!

    This one is my fave!
    1. Excellentium
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      Such a short journey, yet I did enjoy every step of it. The weather condition gave me some good rainy shots and the atmosphere was quite suitable for the character. Well, you know me by now... I do like the dreadful days with weary travels and dark adventures...

      Thanks a lot, Will!
  10. thesarantis
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    Oh man! It's pouring with rain! 
    Great rainy environments Rick!
    The amount of water falling nearly made me cover myself! Hehe! Loved the lightnings too!
    Zara is an incredible Bosmer(?) female. Uniquely distinctive!
    My fav images of her is this for its details and her expression and this for her pose, her windy hair and its wet landscape!
    Excellent work my friend!
    1. Excellentium
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      I once was called the Rain Man in LE, so maybe I'm getting there in SE as well?!

      But yeah, I do like rainy shots and bad weather in general. It goes for reality too, always prefered darker days instead of bright sunny ones. It more speaks to my soul and mind I guess. I can be a quite gloomy man, but not in a negative way. It's more inspirational and goes well with my interest for dark fantasy settings and tales.

      Zarawether was actually first created for Enderal and I'm pretty sure I picked Kiléan for her which would mean Breton. When I brought her preset to Skyrim, I did a slight revamp of the sculpt as I picked Nord for her. It's much more suitable for her origin in my written world, because she hails from the northern hemisphere in my created worldspace. I've always liked her - and her looks - and thanks to Enderal she's the character with far more images than anyone else (even if there are few from Skyrim...so far).

      The shot with her standing on the cliff with the windy hair is my personal favorite...

      Thank you very much, Michael!