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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


 

Houston by Micah Goff

 

Presidents Heads by Micah Goff

 

Now close the windows and hush all the fields by Micah Goff

 

Ruby on Rails by Micah Goff

 

58 Impala by Micah Goff

 

1940s Ford Super Deluxe 8 by Micah Goff

 

Spray Paint Sunset by Micah Goff

 

Presidents bust and dumpster by Micah Goff

 

water wood and hill by the reed and willow by Micah Goff

 

When children's voices called Where grasses now stand still by Micah Goff

 

Finishing Touches by Micah Goff

 

Sleeping Giant by Micah Goff

 

Parking Deck Sunset by Micah Goff

 

Derelict by Micah Goff

 

Rush Hour on 59 by Micah Goff

 

Neighbors by Micah Goff

 

Busy Night on South Congress Bridge by Micah Goff

 

Dinner Cruise on Lady Bird Lake by Micah Goff

 

Full Service by Micah Goff

 

Hop in by Micah Goff

 

A World Away by Micah Goff

 

Like a Rock by Micah Goff

 

A Horse is a Horse by Micah Goff

 

Shelter by Micah Goff

 

This Old House by Micah Goff

 

Arch of Hadrian by Micah Goff

 

Theater of ancient Epidaurus by Micah Goff

 

The Cheap Seats at Delphi by Micah Goff

 

All the world's a stage by Micah Goff

 

Eternal Way by Micah Goff

 

Serenity on a sea of snow by Micah Goff

 

Out on the farm by Micah Goff

 

Plymouth by Micah Goff

 

Stuck in the snow by Micah Goff

 

Rusted by Micah Goff

 

Clef at Hadrian's Library by Micah Goff

 

Modern Ruins of Greece by Micah Goff

 

Lost in Plaka by Micah Goff

 

Acropolis from the Kallimarmaro by Micah Goff

 

Stroll by Micah Goff

 

Fading Light through the Sycamore Trees by Micah Goff

 

Early Moon in Black and White by Micah Goff

 

Panathenaic Stadium by Micah Goff

 

Temple of Hephaestus by Micah Goff

 

Storm over Athens by Micah Goff

 

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Stoa of Attalos by Micah Goff

 

Early Moon by Micah Goff