So here is the result of this little experiment. Note that the only adjustment to the photos was to re-size them to 1080 x 720 pixels, so they are small enough for the blog.
My first photo was of the kid sitting next to me. Again, this is right out of the camera and not adjusted in any way other than to re-size it. When you limit yourself, you have to make the camera do more. Here I got a somewhat wild shot, which probably isn't usable in any way, but managed some cool effects with some lens work during the exposure.