fMustang - If there's enough interest, I'll be releasing a variation of this theme to the public.
romamor - I'm using 1.5 on both the Mac and PC and I'm not seeing the white screen you're talking about. Could it be a slow connection? Does it happen everytime you visit the site?
dkaye315 - thanks for the compliment. I thought about the JS popup effect but I wanted each photo to have it's own page and permalink.
vkaryl - that'd definately be a cool trick, and doesn't seem hard to do, but again I'm trying to think how I would change the permalink of the page as the photos got moused over. I guess it'd still be possible both ways.
thanks for all the suggestions, and keep them coming. :)