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Photo of the Day ~ Computers (08-2009) Category ~ August 20, 2009

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Electronic Timing
by Melinda Schneider (morningmagenta) 
Nikon D-40X
Stephentown, New York
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
When I started competing in dog agility in 2001, timing courses was done manually. They timer was lined up with the start finish line and used a stopwatch to time each run. Human error was inevitable. These days, electronic timing is common. The dog trips the device when crossing the plane of the first obstacle and again when clearing the last obstacle. Since contests are often won and lost by mere fractions of a second, electronic timing has improved accuracy within the sport.

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Linn Smith commented on August 20, 2009 09:22:
Amazing how far technology has improved and this is but one more example...thanks for the explanation! A fine capture for the theme division...big congratulations on your win!
Melinda Schneider commented on August 20, 2009 09:44:
Thank you Linn!
Christine Czernin commented on August 20, 2009 11:40:
Congratulation on your win,Melinda.A very clever device and perfect for the theme because it is a bit out of the box.
Melinda Schneider commented on August 20, 2009 12:02:
Thanks Christine! I'm a "bit-out-of-the-box" kind of person, lol!
richard souders commented on August 20, 2009 13:16:
congrats on your selection...
Melinda Schneider commented on August 20, 2009 15:33:
Thank you Richard.
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on August 22, 2009 00:36:
What a clever theme winner, Melinda, which is well captured too. It is astounding how far technology has come to improve the system of timing in sporting events. Really appreciated your commentary...congrats!
Melinda Schneider commented on August 22, 2009 04:15:
Thank you for your nice comments, Patrice!

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