While playing Skyrim, I've noticed many problems with shadows, for instance, sometimes, a shadow will form strips instead of a solid area on shadowed surfaces. I've been ignoring such issues assuming them to be due to using a Laptop with 4GB RAM and an ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 series card and an Intel Core i5 2.40 GHz dual core. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. This is quite on the low end, I should think. I've got no mods installed and I have set the graphics to medium. Furthermore, I've turned off Anisotropic Filtering and Antialiasing. I haven't touched the advanced settings. I've also reduced the resolution to 1280 x 720. The game is very playable for the most part. Now that you have the background, on to the real issue.
I've noticed that when looking from a bright area to a dark area, for instance, when looking from the candle-lit area around a dining table to the shelves around the back, the area is horribly dark and things are barely visible. Things then proceed to get brighter and come into view. This is comparable to the real world effect of coming into a dark room from the sunlight and having things come into view as your eyes adjust. So, is this really just an eye-adjustment simulation (Skyrim is epic!) or a glitch? If it is a glitch, are there any good ways to fix it? Google was most uncooperative, though it may just be that I'm a bit rusty at digging out information like this.