Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards

Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards

Skyrim may be a video game from 2011 — like dogs years, this makes it almost old — but it's still one of the best-looking video games on the planet, as you can see in these incredible screenshots.

They're part of a collection called Dawn's Beauty — The Landscapes of Tamriel, which has been put together by photographer Andy Cull, the same guy behind the excellent Faces of Skyrim series.

The idea here is that they're screenshots (presumably with a mod or two being used) presented as landscape photography, capturing everything a real photographer would want to see/capture from an actual location, not what someone would want to see when trying to sell a video game.

Though as you'll see, those are one and the same thing when it comes to these shots. They were submitted by Zilverborn, Margarita.Enot, Tobi aka Insomnia, Grizz Jack, YourAverageGrunt, ZeNoXua and Diethardt.

Every pic is presented as it was captured; nothing further was done in Photoshop.

And before you ask, yes, these are all wallpaper-sized.

Dawn's Beauty - The Landscapes of Tamriel [Flickr]

Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards
Beautiful Skyrim Photos Look Like Postcards

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    What's the mod called?

      Too many to name I'd imagine, limiting even the top PC's to run at 10FPS

        Look into volumetric clouds and lighting on Skyrim nexus. They help out a lot with the environment already. Combine a few with Climates of Tamriel and you can get it looking really nice. The problem with Skyrim mods is they are like Pringles. Once you pop you can't stop.

      If you're really keen:

      http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/ - great resource for all Skyrim mods.

      http://kotaku.com/5903204/how-to-get-skyrim-looking-as-awesome-as-computationally-possible
      http://kotaku.com/5961994/what-skyrim-looks-like-when-youre-running-100-mods-at-once

      Those two kotaku articles are a bit older and may have mods that have been superseded / combined with others etc.

      You don't need the beefiest video card ever to spruce it up a bit but if you're wanting to many mods you're going to see a performance hit. Start with the ones you love the look of one at a time and see what it does to your FPS - then add/remove others to suit. Good luck!

    Yer a mod or two that's about it

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