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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


 

Passion Flower Bud by Micah Goff

 

Hanging Out by Micah Goff

 

What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks by Micah Goff

 

Sago Palm Frond Curls by Micah Goff

 

Golden Ratio Sort Of by Micah Goff

 

Turning Over a New Leaf by Micah Goff

 

The Lake at Central Park by Micah Goff

 

The Limelight by Micah Goff

 

The San Remo from Central Park NYC by Micah Goff

 

Window in the Limelight Converted Church Clothing Store NYC by Micah Goff

 

Carnegie Hall Tower One57 Tower and Cityspire Center by Micah Goff

 

Wellington Tower and the World's Best Deli Restaurant by Micah Goff

 

Carnegie Hall Tower New York City by Micah Goff

 

West 57th Street and 7Ave NYC by Micah Goff

 

Flat Iron Action by Micah Goff

 

Dalehead Arch East View by Micah Goff

 

Alwyn Court and One57 Tower by Micah Goff

 

Central Park and view of Essex House by Micah Goff

 

Dalehead Arch at Central Park New York City by Micah Goff

 

Bethesda Terrace Lower Passage Central Park New York City by Micah Goff

 

Sago Core by Micah Goff

 

Photinias Blossoms by Micah Goff

 

Balancing Act by Micah Goff

 

Sam Houston statue at Hermann Park in Houston Texas by Micah Goff

 

Valley Lime Blossom by Micah Goff

 

Cats Ear Blossoms in Darkness by Micah Goff

 

Mandarin Blossom by Micah Goff

 

Chevron Building and Circle with Shadows by Micah Goff

 

Clouds and Drama Chevron Building 1 by Micah Goff

 

Clouds and Drama Chevron Building 2 by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory Sunset Long Exposure Landscape by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory Sunset Outlying Structures Reflections by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory Sunset and Passing Train by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory Sunset Outlying Structures by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory Sunset Long Exposure Panorama by Micah Goff

 

1400 Smith Street Houston Texas by Micah Goff

 

Hermann Park Reflecting Pool in Houston Texas by Micah Goff

 

New Sago Palm Frond by Micah Goff

 

Mecom Fountains and the Main St Roundabout by Micah Goff

 

Early morning Mushrooms by Micah Goff

 

Leaf of a Rose by Micah Goff

 

White Flower by Micah Goff

 

Photinias Buds by Micah Goff

 

Mecom Rockwell Fountain and Colonnade at Hermann Park in Houston Texas by Micah Goff

 

Pink Magnolia Flower by Micah Goff

 

Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza at Hermann Park by Micah Goff

 

Cats Ear after the rain by Micah Goff

 

Pecan Grove Country Club at Christmas by Micah Goff