I'm also continuing my experimentation with photography. Today was an overcast day (and it's now raining) but I still had some nice light in my office. I cracked the window open and tried taking pictures without a tripod and without the macro setting. I put it on automatic, and snapped away.
I'm pretty pleased with how they came out! For the most part, I've had to do NO tweaking in PhotoShop, and the light is nice and soft. Of course, I have no idea how this will work on other days, so it will likely be an ongoing experiment.
I've also been playing around with angles -- trying to give the photos a more artistic look without being too distracting. It definitely doesn't work with everything, but some things are looking just right.
I welcome comments!