Love the animated cinemagraphs made by those guys: cinemagraphs.com It's basically a photo with subtle motion, or in other words - animated GIF :)
It's been a while since I've read this article, and I have completely forgotten that I wanted to try making one of those GIFs myself . So now, I am putting it on my "to do" list, expect results, soon! :)
Also, check out Jamie's blog - one of the cinemagraphs' creator.