April 8, 2020 | 2393 Views | By Dan Harlacher
The splash screen for ON1 Photo RAW 2020.1 is a photo of Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes at Death Valley National Park, California, taken by amateur photographer Jim Choate.
Jim is a software engineer at ON1 who helps develop Photo RAW. Most of his time is spent improving the Browse module. If you have used the Import from Device dialog, the Date pane or the new Map view you are using some of Jim’s handy work.. He is also a landscape photographer and spends about six hours a week at home editing his photos with ON1 Photo RAW.
Jim says “ON1 is not only a software company, but also a photography company. A number of collegues here are photographers and ON1 is very supportive of our photography. I believe that my interest in photography and my passion for photo editing help me create better software for all of you.”
“I owe this particular photo to advice from ON1 photography guru Henry Hudson, who recommends in his ON1 Plus video courses, ‘When scouting for photos, always remember to turn around.”
“The December morning when I took this photo, I had been shooting towards the northeast, which is a traditional direction when shooting the dunes, when I turned around and saw this scene with a dune leading towards the snow-covered Panamint Mountains.” Here’s what it looked like straight out of camera.
Jim shot this bracketed photo with a Nikon D610, 50mm lens @ F13 1/80 ISO100. Here are a few more examples of Jim’s work. You can see even more, all edited with ON1 Photo RAW, at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimchoate/.