Just a quick post to point you in the direction of my latest (ok second ever!) plugin for wordpress. Its called folder2page, you can check out more info at beakersoft.co.uk/folder2page
Its a simple plugin that will allow you to use a directory of images you have on your web space as a simple gallery on page in your blog. There seemed to be a lot of plugins out there for getting images from flickr and other image hosting services, but not much if you wanted to get at the images your self.
Any comments, suggestions etc please let me know!