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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


 

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