I recently had the thought to try to apply some nicer resource packs and shaders to Minecraft to see how spectacular it could be made to look. But I feel like I'm still not seeing the best of the best. Most resource packs are partial, and I think some are designed to go with particular shaders or vice versa. I have Optifine installed on 12.2 and I have 1.13.1 running too, but I'm not sure if great shaders are available for 1.13 yet.
I really like the effects from "TME Shaders v1.2 Ultra LF", and I've also looked at "CYBOXshaders V4 CINEMATIC MotionBlut&DOF".
Are there other shaders I should consider?
Is there a particular stack of resource packs that can show these (or better shaders) off really nicely? (I'm especially interested in resource packs with normal/specular maps because that seems to make quite a difference, I think)
Should I consider something in 1.13.1?
The resource packs I have are "CMR Realistic 256x", "Flows HD" and "R3D Craft". I just wonder if I've found the best set with normal & specular maps that works well with the shaders. Some of the videos I see demonstrating shaders seem to use amazing resource packs with really fancy looking torches and lamps, for example, that I can't find.