Is there a way to split a page to have a differnt background for text / image?

Hi,

I am trying to find a way to Split a background of a specific page, where the top area will be black background to match the overall background of the page and blend the images in that top section.

While i want a white box background with black text for the main text area.

is there a way to do this?

see page - http://tinyurl.com/oy639rk

currently i tried to add a black background to the images but this is not extending to the full area and there is a small frame - perhaps this can be removed with some CSS code instead?

Thanks

Tom