The main reason I'm posting this is I've never done three blog posts in a single day before. Walking back from tonight's dinner, carrying my 5D mark II with the 40mm pancake lans, I noticed several picturesque scenes so I decided to play.
I set the lens wide open at f/2.8 and used ISO 1600. Shutter speeds ranged from 1/10 to 1/30 of a second. When processing the RAW files in Canon's DPP software, I reduced highlights a bit and increased shadows a bit.