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


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


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