Hey everyone o/
Last week I decided to start a new thing: Every Friday I’ll upload a new 16K HDRI and make it completely free (CC0) for everyone. You’ll be able to download them instantly in a variety of resolutions, without needing to sign up or sell your soul.
The first one is already available here: https://hdrihaven.com/hdri.php?hdri=pond_bridge_night
I am honestly surprised this one turned out alright with only a little bit of noise on the floor and in the darkest parts - it was almost pitch black when I finished shooting it, I couldn’t even see the markings on my tripod. Those tiny bright street lights behind the trees meant I had to use a relatively fast shutter speed to capture the full dynamic range, but since it was so dark everywhere else I had to use a slow 10 second shutter speed too, so it took forever to shoot the whole thing and it got significantly darker towards the end of the process. I almost didn’t even bother stitching it actually, I thought it would be completely unusable, but it actually turned out quite nice
Anyway, I hope you like it, and I’d love to see if you make something nice with it.
There will be another one this Friday, and the Friday after that, [SUB]and the Friday after that, [SUB]and the Friday after that, [SUB]and the Friday after that, [SUB]and the Friday after that…[/SUB][/SUB][/SUB][/SUB]
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