I ran across this wonderful little macro by Jaime Vives Piquere to do Pseudo-HDRI lighting. I ran the macro with both POV-Ray 3.6 and 3.7 beta 31. I actually liked the 3.7 better. However, the image map I used is a bit lower resolution then I would like causing the pixilation in the background.
I’m pleased overall with the effect. I haven’t had much success with the radiosity feature in POV-Ray so I was pleasantly surprised by the output with this model. Below is one of my test images.