30 Stunning Urban HDR Photos with Creative Commons Licenses

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High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a photography technique that uses greater dynamic range between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques.

In this collection, you’ll find HDR photos that talented photographers have decided to share to the community by releasing them with Creative Commons licenses. The beauty and quality of these photos are absolutely amazing!

1. T&G Building

T&G Building

By Adam Selwood

2. Shimen at night

Shimen at night

By Jakob Montrasio

3. Houses


By Amir Kuckovic

4. May Day

May Day

By Ville Miettinen

5. Museo Principe Felipe

Museo Principe Felipe

By Toni Rodrigo

6. New York Sunset – HDR

New York Sunset - HDR

By Ferguson Photography

7. City on Fire

City on Fire

By Andrew Kuznetsov

8. City


By Graeme Maclean

9. Traffic


By Jakob Montrasio

10. Brisbane HDR

Brisbane HDR

By Nam Nguyen

11. Welcome to Miami

Welcome to Miami

By The Talented Mr. Nimo

12. New York City Skyline

New York City Skyline

By Alex

13. Russel Industrial Center in Detroit, MI.

Russel Industrial Center in Detroit, MI.

By Werwin15

14. Long shadows & Taxi Line

Long shadows & Taxi Line

By Ed.

15. Downtown LA.

Downtown LA.

By Steve Lyon

16. Dark Shines

Dark Shines

By Amir Kuckovic

17. Urban View

Urban View

By Andy-Kowalik

18. Centre Place Arcade, Melbourne

Centre Place Arcade, Melbourne

By Adam Selwood

19. Margaritaville


By The Talented Mr. Nimo

20. Times Square, Hudson, Sunset

Times Square, Hudson, Sunset

By Dan Lurie

21. Torre de Francia

Torre de Francia

By Toni Rodrigo

22. Roermond HDR Panorama v2

Roermond HDR Panorama v2

By Davy Landman

23. From Puerto Madero

From Puerto Madero

By Luis Argerich

24. Bratislava


By Stefan W

25. Exit


By Mike Boehmer

26. Downtown Kansas City

Downtown Kansas City

By Tyler Thompson

27. Fishing


By RKHawaii

28. Lausanne


By Ville Miettinen

29. Banyan Tree Plaza view HDR Oahu Hawaii

Banyan Tree Plaza view HDR Oahu Hawaii

By RKHawaii

30. Old Glory X 16

Old Glory X 16

By The Talented Mr. Nimo

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Tomas Laurinavi?ius is a blogger and designer from Lithuania who’s currently studying Multimedia Design & Communication in Denmark. Check his work at his personal portfolio site and follow him on Twitter.