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


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