Since I purchased Skyrim from Steam, I've been having this very annoying problem. Every time I go into an open area and sometimes in towns, mostly during the day, the lighting seems to flash. It's as if my character is entering and leaving a brightly lit area quickly and continuously. I can't necessarily describe it, just as flashes of bright light then normal lighting. Oh, and the mountains in the distance also turn a darker colour of looking at them directly. This seems to make the flashing worse. I've tried almost everything I could in terms of graphics settings and I've even reinstalled the game twice. It isn't just with one character either, since I've tried making a new one as well. The strange thing is I just recently tried recording the problem using FRAPS but whilst recording, the flashing ceased. I tried coaxing the problem to reappear, travelling to different areas, walking around a different times, but whenever it's recording, the flashing stops. The instant I stop recording, it starts again. If anyone knows how to fix it, I'd appreciate the solution very much. This bug is making the game almost unplayable and it's giving me constant headaches. Thank you.