Renovation Cycle Round 1: Wonderful Windows

Windows and window treatments are the design element that can transform a room from cold and uninviting to warm and welcoming. Windows are the openings to the world from the real world to fantasy worlds! This is especially true in FFXIV interiors where designers are creating amazing windows that transform rooms into fantastic spaces, making them the central element of many designs.

Our designers were tasked to create a room with the focal point being a window or windows and making them truly stand out. The only restrictions were they had to be made in an FC room or an apartment, and their imagination!

Please view all of this week’s submissions below! Please then vote for your favorite shot in the Google poll that is linked at the bottom of this post! The winner of this round will be announced Wednesday! The pictures below will also be featured on the ENTM discord server as well as the judges’ critiques!

And introducing our guest judge this week! Forthyn!

“Greetings! I’m Forthyn, judge of a cycle and S-Rank winner of Fresh Faces I and Scenic Cycle I. While I personally am not invested into housing constructs, I enjoy it and Gpose, viewing the myriad of executions players are able to produce with their skill and creativity. My primary focus is the artistic field, and I’ll namely be looking at your composition and execution in your work as front-end presentation. May the shadows always guide you.”

Scenic Cycle III Round 6 Winner

The final round of Scenic Cycle III has come and gone, and while voting as close (as usual) the winner squeaking ahead by a single point this round was Schan Starfall for Twilight Vineyard.

I’ll be tallying up all the weeks shortly to announce the final winner for this cycle!

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Twilight Vineyard

Scenic Cycle III Round 6

We have finally reached the final round of our unique, anonymously judged Scenic photography cycle.

For this last round, I asked the photographers to take some inspiration from Vincent Van Gogh and take a shot of Eorzea using Pencil #3 as the filter to give the setting an air of heavy impasto. Van Gogh was a master landscape painter, capturing field and farm alike with a critical eye, sometimes in colors bright and bold, others subdued and muted.

Here are the five shots from our photographers this final week! Click on an image to view in a larger size, and then use your browser back button to return to this page. If you have any feedback for our photographers, feel free to leave it in the public critiques channel.

Scenic Cycle III Week 5 Winner

Last week’s challenge had our photographers find any place in the game where water meets land for their shot. All of the entries were stunningly beautiful (as usual) but we had a single picture edge ahead of the crowd this week.

Congratulations to Schan Starfall for Moonlit Oasis!

There is one more round in Scenic Cycle III – and then we will crown a new S Rank photographer to join our models as a screenshot legend.

Also stay tuned for news about the next cycle coming soon!

Moonlit Oasis

August Challenge Winners!

We had a rare tie for the month of August with both Schan and Elessia garnishing an equal number of votes. (Thank you to the lone person who voted for my filler shot. I appreciate you.)

Congratulations, and you know what this means – the September challenge gets to be a rare collaboration theme!

Scenic Cycle III Round 5: Shorelines

In past rounds of ENTM we’ve been pretty pick about the location of where water meets land, specifying waterfalls, rivers, lakes, oceans, and everything in between.

For this round, I asked the photographers to find any place in the world where water touched land, with no other restrictions. These are our five shots for the week!

Please view all of this week’s submissions below! Click on an image to view it in a larger size, and then use your browser back button to return to this page. You are welcome to give any comments and feedback to the photographers on the ENTM public critiques channel.

Scenic Cycle III Round 4 Winner

It is once again Wednesday which means it’s time for the winner of Round 4. We had five amazing Cityscapes for this round, but there was only one winner this week, and that belonged to Lucifer Mourningstar for this lovely view from inside the Crystarium …. With a Flourish!

Congratulations! There are two more weeks left to go in the contest, including our most challenging round of the cycle (which is always the final week for a super grand finale, of course.)

With a Flourish

August Challenge Voting

The theme for August was Olympian Task and we had three entries this month. Please view each of the shots below and then vote for your favorite in the Google poll below!

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Scenic Cycle III Round 4: Cityscapes

For Round 4, I asked the photographers to go out and take a screenshot inside any of the “cities” of Eorzea and beyond – but within all the people hidden using the newest tools in Gpose, so that we are left with only pure architecture.

Here are the five beautiful entries from our contestants! As always, if you have any feedback to give them, you can do so on our Discord’s public critiques channel.

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Scenic Cycle III Round 3 Winner

Happy Wednesday to everyone. For Round 3, we had five star studded skies from all around Eorzea and Isabard. As is always the case, voting was super close, but one night sky managed to nudge itself out of the pack of pictures.

Congratulations to Kai Ulric for Starry Night in La Noscea!

We still have three more weeks of beautiful scenic images to go, so stay tuned for more landscapes this weekend!

Starry Night in La Noscea