A lot of you might be familiar with macOS’s ‘Dynamic Wallpapers’.
The basic idea is: a wallpaper that shows a picture of a location at different times of day. Apple, for example, took 16 different shots of the Mojave desert to create a beautiful, dynamic wallpaper that matches your local time. I’m using this Windows adaption which works fantastically. However, I would like to create my own version of this concept that not only matches time of day, but local weather conditions as well.
To get to my question: Where can I find lots of high quality images of a location (landscape, city, anything) taken from the same exact spot, with the same camera, angle and lens (and so on) but at many different times and weather conditions? Ideally, with many such combinations – rainy midnight, overcast 3 AM, clear noon, …
My first thought was to look for live webcams and sample these images over a longer period of time – but there aren’t that many 4K+ webcams to begin with – and those that are available would still show pretty bad compression artifacts from the livestream. Apple uses very high resolution images to accomodate their Pro lineup of displays, which makes their implementation look great.
Perhaps there are stationary cameras that take periodic images instead of streaming a live video feed? Unfortunately, googling did nothing for me in that regard.
The obvious solution would be to take these pictures myself, but I would need a lot of time, great scenery and an expensive camera + lens for the desired results, none of which are available to me.
I know this is a long shot, but if anyone knows an image source that would match my description, I would be able to move forward with my idea. Thanks a lot!
PS: If you know a better place to ask this question (different forum, subreddit, etc.) that would, of course, also help a lot.