Yesterday we went to see a pediatrician for the first time on the recommendation of our OB. We didn’t know much going in, but decided to give the doctor a try. Man were we disappointed. The waiting room was trashy, no one was speaking English, we had a 2 o’clock appointment but they still had the door locked at 1:55 for lunch, there were at least ten appointments scheduled in a one hour window, it took an hour to see the doctor, and even when we saw her she wasn’t friendly. The heck with that.
After that disappointing visit I went home and checked to see if MY pediatrician was still practicing, and he is! Today we got up early and headed out to Long Beach to see the same pediatrician that saw me (and my brother and sister) from the day we were born. He’s a little older now, but still amazingly nice. I didn’t get a picture of him with the baby, but one of the ladies that works in the office is still there from when I was a boy. She even found my picture on the wall from when I was two! Overall we were much happier with this visit.
Now on to geeky stuff. My brother has a fancy speedflash that mounts on the top of his camera, and he showed me a cool one that is only $100, but it can make your flash pictures look so much better. It’s the Nikon SB-400 speedflash. It mounts on my D-50, and the coolest part is that you can aim the flash. The built-in flash points straight at your subject, and often times that overexposes their skin, and it has a tendency of making the background look super dark. The result is something like this:
It doesn’t look terrible (ignore Stacie’s drunk face), but her skin doesn’t look very natural, and the background is really dark. The nice thing about the speedflash is that you can angle the flash UP. What that does is the light bounces off the ceiling, and creates a much more natural looking image.
So much more natural, and for only $100! If you want another cool example visit the link above. Thanks bro for letting me know about this flash. I need a slightly bigger camera case now, but it’s so worth it.