Joe[y], I used a pretty standard overlib with "unofficial" (yet accessible from the "official" page) fade plugin.
sbzx, I don't think the "archives" link is such a great idea. my goal with this photoblog is to take (and publish) one good looking picture every day (and this picture shouldn't be work-related: I am a wedding photographer). so it will be 7 pix a week, 365 pix a year: too much for the standard issue "archive" page, IMO. but maybe I will add a calendar/monthly view if I find an appropriate plugin