A discovery... this one. A third party module that shows a view with animated transitons when filtering.
Install the third party. Take only what is necessary. The download has a lot more..
Make a content type with an imagefield and a multiple reference field (eg taxonomy). It has to be multiple!
Make the view.
The multiple settings. Look at the pipe symbol to separate the values (|)
Configure the shuffle settings and choose the reference field as a filter. Do not use the usual filter system of views.
With some CSS you get this.
When filtering one gets a nice animation (can not show this here)