I'm trying to figure out the value of an image carousel vs. scrolling for a portfolio site. Obviously because it is a portfolio the images are the main content and at first glance displaying them in a carousel would seem to make sense especially if your site is going to be viewable on mobile. The swipe interaction on a phone is natural, but I'm wondering if it makes much more sense from user point of view to just use the scrolling metaphor.
I read the Are carousels effective? post which is a great discussion, but that one seemed more aligned with a carousel displaying images and text that leads a user to the content as opposed to using a carousel as the mechanism to display a set of content(like images).