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Micah Goff

Micah Goff

Richmond, TX

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I am an I.T. professional and aspiring programmer by day and a passionate photographer by night... and sometimes also by day. I am always on the look out for that scene or object that just might look interesting when extracted/ separated from everything around it. I don't think I've read more fitting words to live by for a photographer than those of Henry David Thoreau: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

I grew up with the seed of my current obsession with photography was planted the first time I saw the photos my parents took over the years but mostly those my dad took in his youth. But sadly I did not explore this smoldering interest until my late twenties when I stumbled upon the photos of Trey Ratcliff while looking for striking backgrounds for my PC's desktop. I was immediately floored by the detail and vivid(but not outrageous) colors of his work. At the time though I did not realize that all the photos I was finding were his until I found his website and learned that this was a specific style of photography called HDR (high dynamic range). HDR photography's primary purpose is to depict a scene with acceptable luminance throughout the photo when such a thing is impossible from a single shot, using multiple photos and some sort of software that can combine the preferred regions of each photo. The idea was first conceived in the 1850s by Gustave Le Gray using two negatives of the same scene taken with different camera settings to create a single photo.

I have since strayed somewhat from HDR as I have an interest in almost all forms of photography and I like to try new things. I arrived at the name "Highly Defined Reality" as an homage to what first spark this obsession; HDR photography. Also although I feel that HDR is a great way to capture a scene, I think it should be used wisely and only in certain circumstances. There is a time and place for everything.



Art Prints


 

Late Night Texas Country Road Traffic Light Trails by Micah Goff

 

Houston Zoo Christmas Lights by Micah Goff

 

Super Bowl LI Down Town Houston Fireworks by Micah Goff

 

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge - Dallas Texas by Micah Goff

 

Colorado Bend State Park Gorman Falls Trail #3 by Micah Goff

 

Colorado Bend State Park Gorman Falls Trail #2 by Micah Goff

 

Hill Country Back Road Long Exposure #2 by Micah Goff

 

Colorado Bend State Park Gorman Falls Trail #2 by Micah Goff

 

Colorado Bend State Park Gorman Falls Trail #1 by Micah Goff

 

Hill Country Back Road Long Exposure by Micah Goff

 

Long Exposure Peddernales Falls State Park Hike by Micah Goff

 

Twin Falls at Peddernales Falls State Park by Micah Goff

 

Peddernales Falls Sunset #1 by Micah Goff

 

Peddernales Falls Long Exposure Black and White #1 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #13 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #12 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #11 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #10 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #9 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #8 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #7 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #6 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #5 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #4 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #3 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #2 by Micah Goff

 

Houston Texas Live Stock Show and Rodeo #1 by Micah Goff

 

Old wall signage - San Antonio by Micah Goff

 

Commerce East by Micah Goff

 

Hackberry and Commerce by Micah Goff

 

image burn by Micah Goff

 

time dilation by Micah Goff

 

warp by Micah Goff

 

scatter by Micah Goff

 

Vortex by Micah Goff

 

Smart Financial Centre Construction Sunset Sugar Land Texas 11 21 2015 by Micah Goff

 

Main and Bell St Downtown Houston Texas by Micah Goff

 

Smart Financial Centre Construction Sunset Sugar Land Texas 10 26 2015 by Micah Goff

 

White Lake Sunset Panorama Rework by Micah Goff

 

Sargent Texas Sunset by Micah Goff

 

Sargent Texas Surf Long Exposure Simple by Micah Goff

 

Tree and Puddle reflection Sugar Land Texas by Micah Goff

 

Sugar Land Arena Construction 1 by Micah Goff

 

Sugar Land Arena Construction 0 by Micah Goff

 

Lilly Pads at White Lake Long Exposure by Micah Goff

 

Mary Allen Seminary Sunset Southern View with Water Feature Wide Angle by Micah Goff

 

Abandoned House East Texas Wide Angle with Tree by Micah Goff

 

Redland Theater Support Beams by Micah Goff