Interesting and inspiring thread! Got me to sign up as a member and contribute. I'm pretty much a beginner at this, but found it to be very entertaining. Just shooting in JPEGs for now but will begin with RAW next year when I buy the EOS 6D.
The first photo, the tree, was taken this autumn. Used a Canon EOS 300D and the EF-S 10-22 lens. Settings: 22 mm, f/8, 1/250th and ISO 100.
The photo with the toy Scooter girls was taken last weekend. Here I used the Canon EOS 40D and the EF 35 mm 1.4 lens. Settings: 35 mm, f/1.8, 1/25th and ISO 200.