Lots of info shared in this thread.
Basically there are 3 ways to put pictures in a post. 1) upload them to the gallery and link them. 2) 'attach' them to the post. 3) upload them to another site and link them.
I use option #1 if it's hammock related. I use either #2 or #3 if it's not related enough to belong in the gallery. In either case, I personally much prefer clickable links rather than LARGE images. It's more respectful of thread clutter and slow bandwidth.
For those of you that are savvy and have images off HF and would like them to be clickable links -
[url=***][img]###/img][/url] where (*** = URL of your image) and (### = URL of your thumbnail)