Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures: Giving You the Time of Day

Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is an unquestionably gorgeous game. It seems like every couple of minutes I stumble upon the perfect tableau or camera framing.

And due to the incredibly powerful Photo Mode, I find myself taking screenshots more often than doing anything else in the game. Don’t quite like the placement of the sun? No problem, you can use a slider to adjust the time of day to find that perfect image.

With so many of these pictures filling up my PS4’s hard drive, it I would be a disservice to the Lightgun Galaxy community — and to the grandeur of this epic game — to not share some of them.

So without further ado, I hope you enjoy the first installment of a new photography series, “Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures.”

For the first series of pictures, I decided to toy with the time of day slider to capture the same shot during several parts of a single day.

[insert pics for nature dawn, nature morning, nature mid-morning, nature mid-day, nature dusk, nature night]

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

For the next series, I decided to keep the Aloy-free theme going and capture some nature shots.

A riverside swamp setting at night

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

A calm creek at night

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

Snowcaps reminiscent of Skyrim

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

A cliff-masked sunrise

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

And for my final picture, here’s one of my favorites:

Emerging from the shadows

Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures

This was taken in a mundane, run-of-the-mill forest area alongside a few knolls. The way the trees cast shadows that frame the sun-bathed glen is simply illuminating.

And thus concludes my first installment of “Horizon Zero Dawn in Pictures.” I have a ton more to share and I’m sure tons more that I have as of yet collected.