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


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


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


Exploring Mycenae by Micah Goff


Lion Gate of Mycenae Greece by Micah Goff


Dawn on the Acropolis by Micah Goff


The Aviator by Micah Goff


Collision by Micah Goff


Ride the Kemah Ferris Wheel by Micah Goff


An object in motion by Micah Goff


Stephen F. Austin Statue and Sugar Land Town Square at Christmas by Micah Goff


Sugar Land Town Square at Christmas by Micah Goff


What else but a sunset by Micah Goff


Williams Tower by Micah Goff


Just Before the Dawn by Micah Goff


Reality is merely an illusion by Micah Goff


Liberty Cole Theater Office by Micah Goff


Water Droplets by Micah Goff


Baby false map turtle by Micah Goff


Fern leaf with micro rainbow by Micah Goff


Kalambaka beneath the Meteora of Greece by Micah Goff


The Majesty of Apollos Temple by Micah Goff


Ruins of Apollos Temple and the Valley of Phocis by Micah Goff


Wandering in Ancient Delphi Greece by Micah Goff


Wandering in Monastiraki by Micah Goff


That wild will be the night by Micah Goff


After a day so bright by Micah Goff


The evening darkens over by Micah Goff


Each from his peculiar angle of observation by Micah Goff


Takes in a certain sphere of fact and trouble by Micah Goff


4th of July in Houston Texas by Micah Goff


Liberty now Cole Theater Office 3 Toy Camera Edit by Micah Goff


Kemah Coast by Micah Goff


Liberty now Cole Theater Office 1 by Micah Goff


Waiting on the window-pane by Micah Goff


Start the show by Micah Goff


Off the hinges by Micah Goff


Liberty now Cole Theater in Rosenberg Texas by Micah Goff


Downtown Houston Texas from the Sabine bridge by Micah Goff


Down Town Houston from the Buffalo Bayou Bridge by Micah Goff


Gratified Train Car by Micah Goff


Tanker 1 by Micah Goff


Weathered Train Wheels by Micah Goff


Vanilla Sky Sunset at White Lake in Cullinan Park Houston Texas by Micah Goff


Houston Skyline from Sam Houston Park by Micah Goff


Ferris Wheel View of the Kemah Boardwalk by Micah Goff


Ferris Wheel at Kemah by Micah Goff


FM Sunset Pano in Needville Texas by Micah Goff


Farm to Market Sunset by Micah Goff