This has a fabulous glitch that prevents 3 posts from showing correctly unless the window is resized when using the browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, and Opera GX. Try resizing to see this section correct itself. This section is set to full width for the color to bleed to the edges.
Yes, the images look taller because there is extra padding on the sides to show the background color. It squeezes the images and makes them appear taller. I can reduce the height to compensate.