I am not huge on flash no (though I do use a little), I think its distracting to have things moving about. I agree its nice to have photos as large as possible, I assume its designed for a 1024×768 screen?
No issue with sequence, it seems to be the linear progression of the day and makes sense.
To view the captions you have to keep moving between the next button and the caption thing or do a slide show and you might have enough time to read them if you leave the mouse over the ‘title info’ but the white/grey is hard and the font is pretty small.
Anyway, this is probably all just me compensating for my own site having so little caption information.
Bike messengers are a strange group of people, there have been many snapshots of them looking “cool” but no one that I know of has shown the grittier less amusing part of being a messenger or the bike culture lifestyles that many of them live.
I started working on this idea about two weeks ago and am still uncertain in what exact direction I will take it.