On the previous Thrifty Thursday, James commented:
You continue to amaze with taking your equipment to the limits of its ability, Alex.
On the contrary. The Thrifty Thursday images work because I’m *not* taking the gear to its limits.
Instead, I’m tailoring each photo to the strengths of the equipment, planning each to sit in the comfortable middle of what the gear was designed to do. When I pick up a camera, I ask what sorts of images it excels at capturing. Then, I find a subject to suit. The resulting images hopefully bring out the best in the camera without appearing strained or stretched.
Of course, if the goal is to photograph a particular subject then it’s best to take the opposite approach: what tool is optimal for the job? But that’s not what I’m doing with Thrifty Thursday.