"Scroll way down the page"? That depends on the size of the image, doesn't it? I bring this up because some people seem to be missing this point.
Let me illustrate: does this inline image bother you (in terms of having to scroll the window)?
How about this one?
Now, there is a possibility that the viewer may be using a computing device with a small screen, in which case just about any image is going to "hog" the screen. Can I ask you what kind of computer you're using (desktop, laptop, iPad) and what your screen resolution is?
The point (the one I've been trying to make, anyhow) is that one can use inline images successfully, if one is judicious about sizing them and is careful not to hog the window. It's this last part that's the most important: Don't post a picture from your cell phone at full resolution.