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This Week in Assassin’s Creed Virtual Photography: 27th to 3rd December


8 Dec 2023

Written By:

Edited By:

Colum Blackett

Welcome to the weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program.

Every week we will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.  

This week the VP admin team have been looking through your shots and have selected the 5 glorious captures below.

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for captures across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.

This week’s theme: Autumn


Autumnal Foliage

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @artschoolglases

The Ones Who Came Before Photo of the Week

Judge: TOWCB VP Admin Team


The classical “knight on a horse” composition of this shot makes it almost appear like a painting. Our favourite shieldmaiden is perfectly set in the scene by the harmonising brown and gold tones of the autumn forest.


“The Saxon’s know we are here.”

When it comes to Autumnal vibes Assassin’s Creed Valhalla nails it. I found it fascinating to read about the decisions regarding seasons in the Valhalla art book. I think the team did a great job and allowed us to experience such different biomes. This beautiful shot of Eivor riding through the foliage is so peaceful and reminiscent of the English countryside. I do like that you can see the river flowing in the distance. The striking colours of the trees are indicative of the time of year. The composition is perfect, giving the capture a cinematic style.



Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @Cll3ar

“Better to forge axes than swing them.”

Since joining the virtual photography community my appreciation for the smaller details in videos games has increased. So much time and effort must be put in by the developers to ensure we get the best simulation experience. Here Raven has exquisitely captured a single tree in the undergrowth. I am loving the depth of field as it highlights the peeling bark excellently. The framing with the grass is gorgeous, especially with the light breaking through behind the tree. Autumn is the first season when you reach England and that tree symbolises Eivor’s new life across the ocean.


Scenic View

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @kristina_m0509

“How I miss those days.”

It’s been 3 years since Assassin’s Creed Valhalla launched and I still cannot believe how visually stunning the game's environments are. Sometimes I wish I could experience it all over again for the first time. At times it’s only when you stop for a moment in the game that you see the real beauty. This capture is proof of this, I am really liking the composition and how the eye follows the path ahead. The dark clouds and foggy atmosphere add an element of intrigue, while the speckles of sunlight allow for some warmer tones. A beautiful autumnal capture.


The Fall

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @ZuziSam

“We cannot master this land merely by asking.”

England’s fertile land is what drew the Vikings here in the first place. The harsh weather in Scandinavia isn’t as reliable for growing crops. The Vikings didn’t just want to raid and rule, they wanted a better life for their families. The lands in Valhalla are luscious as this capture shows. I would say you couldn’t get a better English autumnal shot than this one. The beautiful browns and golds of the trees are warming and the haze in the background makes me think of those crisp mornings. I would say this is the perfect vibe for this week’s theme.


Lonely Viking

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

VP Artist: @cop_filip

“Scarcely arrived and now we must raid.”

Taking scenic shots has never been my strong point. However I have met new people and run theme weeks such as this and learnt so much from them. None more so than Filip who always knows how to capture environments in such an artistic way. This capture is absolutely stunning. The autumnal tones are on point and the details are amazing. Having Eivor feature but not as the subject give a story to the shot. I am loving the fog in the distance as it cleverly focuses your eyes on the undergrowth. The deer walking through the forest is a nice touch, adding to an already impressive capture.


And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!

Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!


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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who joined our AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer back in 2022.

After building momentum and interest on TOWCB website for Virtual Photography, Aaron established TOWCB Virtual Photography Team, of which he is now Team Leader. Throughout 2024, TOWCB VP Team will be sharing community captures in dedicated articles, and providing a positive environment on Twitter for gamers to share their shots.

Aaron Young

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