Flickr a Day 169: ‘Galleria Vittorio Emanuele’

With nearly 22,000 views, self-titled “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele” is appreciated by someone—me none the least. Paul Bica used Olympus E-5 on May 24, 2014. Vitals: f/8, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, 70mm. Italian architect Giuseppe Mengoni built the structure, which opened in Milan circa 1877.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Paul is among the shooters specializing in HDR photography. “I always use a tripod and capture JPGs of all available dynamic range—complete white to complete black—which is an average of about 10 to 12 images per scene during the day, and a few less at night”, he says. “The exception would [be] a moving vehicle when I’m forced to shoot one RAW”. Now there’s an expression I rarely encounter about RAW. More often it’s forced to shoot JPEG.

Paul mainly takes landscapes and buildings, and the painstaking effort he makes produces calendar-quality images that soothe the soul. He joined Flickr in January 2007.

Photo Credit: Paul Bica