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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


 

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

 

Hay Bale Sunset by Micah Goff

 

Imperial Sugar Factory at rush hour by Micah Goff

 

Window on the West by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at Rush hour by Micah Goff

 

Progress by Micah Goff

 

City Tower Vertorama by Micah Goff

 

Neon Store Pano by Micah Goff

 

Houston Parking Deck Panorama by Micah Goff

 

Walking into the sunset by Micah Goff

 

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

 

Crosssing the Sand Dunes at Sunset on South Padre Island by Micah Goff

 

Grassy Dunes at South Padre Island by Micah Goff

 

South Padre Island Sunset and Flowers by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at The Imperial Sugar Factory Early Stage Landscape by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at The Imperial Sugar Factory Early Stage Panoramic by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at The Imperial Sugar Factory Final Stage Panoramic by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at The Imperial Sugar Factory Secondary Building Early Stage Panoramic by Micah Goff

 

Sunset at The Imperial Sugar Factory Smoke Stacks Early Stage Landscape by Micah Goff