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  1. Michael T

    Aroya Ghost Town

    I drive by the ghost town of Aroya all the time, however I'm usually in a rush to get somewhere when driving on that road, but the other day I had some time to kill and stopped to take a few pictures of the old schoolhouse, which is one of the only intact buildings that still remains on the...
  2. Michael T

    Stroll Hobo Hieroglyphics

    I walk the dog frequently on the edge of town, down the railroad siding. The entire siding has been full of grain cars for the last few months and I have been admiring the graffiti on the rail cars and took the camera with a wide angle this morning to try and capture some of it. It is a language...
  3. Michael T


    I recently made a trip back to my hometown to deal with a family matter and while I was there I took the camera along on my morning walks around town. Galesburg was founded in 1836 and has some wonderful old buildings and architecture. There was a brick factory there, which was closed even by...
  4. Michael T

    Micro 4/3 14mm, what's the difference?

    I'm considering a Panasonic 14mm and while checking Amazon I noticed the significant difference in price for apparently the same lens. The only difference I see is perhaps color. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why one is so much cheaper. $302.34 Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 G...
  5. Michael T

    When is a “Serious Compact” not really a compact?

    Currently in the compact stable I have a Canon S100, Panasonic LX-5 and an Olympus OM-D E-M5, (can’t even remember that name with all the letters, numbers and dashes). I love the E-M5, it feels good in my hand, especially with the HLD-6 grip, (more letters and numbers) and has intuitive...
  6. Michael T

    Greetings from Houston

    Hi Everyone, Just registered on Serious Compacts. I've been lurking here for awhile, there is a lot of good information and some incredible pictures; in fact I made my decision about the camera I purchased partly based on high quality reviews on the site. I decided on an LX5, (after...
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