Last night, around two hours before the deadline, I sent my entries to Codemasters' screenshot competition Lost Worlds and Landscapes. I've seen some people share their screenies on the forums well in advance, but being a slacker I only got around to choosing my entries last night.
I tried getting some nice screens from Mirkwood, which is, design-wise, my favourite place in the game now. The pitch-black forest in Taur Morvith and the eerie Ashenslades are so unlike anything else in the game. The artists did a really, really great job at bringing different kinds of forest to (un)life in Mirkwood.
The border between Taur Morvith and "normal" forest is always amazing.
It feels as if the sun itself doesn't have enough strength to shine in this plac, where you could practically take a knife and slice off small pieces of solid darkness.
A strange landmark in the black forest, the Verdant Shrine is an eerie place..
..and it doesn't get any less creepier by dawn.
The neighboring Ashenslades are a unique place, where everything appears bone-white and dead.
There's a surprising amount of high hills and low ravines in Mirkwood, so there's always a view wherever you are.
The Warg-Pens seen from the path up to Dol Guldur.
Okay, I did grab some screenies from the older areas too.
Aurora borealis, in Forochel. One of my favourite spots in the game is this lake here.
Annúminas, another old favourite.
I can see my home from here! Viewed from a high terrace in Duillond, across the river from my homestead. I fell down a few seconds after taking the shot, and was defeated by misadventure. Damn you, Misadventure.