I love image slideshows and portfolios with an extra bit of interaction and effects. The problem I found when I wanted to make one of my own was that I always ran out of ideas how to display portfolio items / pictures in a special way. But then it hit me, and the idea for this image slider was born.
http://www.gayadesign.com/diy/image-...or-portfolios/

This is a really good post and a lovely way to showcase images.