Micah Goff







Micah Goff

Micah Goff

Richmond, TX


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


Cherry Tomatoes and Wilted Flowers by Micah Goff


Bell Pepper fruit and Flower by Micah Goff


Lavender by Micah Goff


Kapellbucke Bridge Lucern Switzerland by Micah Goff


Subway by Micah Goff


Piccadilly Circus Traffic by Micah Goff


Piccadilly Station and Circus by Micah Goff


Oxford Street Station London Underground by Micah Goff


Hibiscus Macro by Micah Goff


Jupiter Venus and the Cresent Moon by Micah Goff


Sunset view from the London Eye by Micah Goff


Music at the Roman Baths by Micah Goff


Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon in Bath England by Micah Goff


58 Tour Eiffel by Micah Goff


Stone Hinge Study by Micah Goff


Tower Bridge London by Micah Goff


Chimney Inspector Bath England by Micah Goff


Windows of Westminster Abbey by Micah Goff


Paris Cross Section by Micah Goff


Westminster Abbey by Micah Goff


St PaulS Cathedral in London by Micah Goff


The Round Tower from Norman Gate at Windsor Castle by Micah Goff


Sacred Coeur on Mont Marte in Paris France by Micah Goff


Roman Baths of Bath England by Micah Goff


Bath abbey and Roman Bath Dichotomy by Micah Goff


Eiffel Tower and the Moon by Micah Goff


Parliament and Big Ben from the London Eye by Micah Goff


Bath Abbey of Bath England by Micah Goff


Dunlavy Street and 59 Bridge by Micah Goff


Additions by Micah Goff


Montrose over 59 by Micah Goff


Work in Progress by Micah Goff


Towers at Discovery Green by Micah Goff


The moon and the sunset at South Padre Island 11 by 14 crop by Micah Goff


The Baptism of Christ at the Babtistry of the Duomo by Micah Goff


Looming the Leaning tower of Pisa by Micah Goff


Fontana dei PuttI and the Leaning Tower of Pisa by Micah Goff


wandering Florence Italy by Micah Goff


Mycenae Palace Ruins Panorama by Micah Goff


Respite by Micah Goff


Rose Bud by Micah Goff


Budding by Micah Goff


Strawberry Blossom by Micah Goff


Passion Flower Bud Adelante by Micah Goff


Passion Flower Bud Tercera by Micah Goff


Passion Flower Bud Segundo by Micah Goff


Reaching by Micah Goff


Passion Flower by Micah Goff