I ask because I am not much of an artist myself! I don't have the photoshop skills to translate most photos into a good header image. If anyone does, that's perfect, but I can't do much myself with "raw" photos.
This is a call to all artists! There is a new layout in the works which is optimized for header images (minimal other visuals and it can take two header images via the wizard). Alas, there are few really good banner type images available on the stock sites under suitable licenses.
In particular, I was hoping to get some skylines from various cities (like the set of Expressive skyline themes). Would anybody like to contribute some? Or, for that matter, any other header image?
The images must be licensed such that Dreamwidth can use and redistribute them. This is a liquid layout, so they should also be something that either repeats gracefully or, as in the case of skylines, ends gracefully, perhaps layered over a simple repeating background. See a repeating sample
and a non-repeating, layered sample
ETA: Additional specifications: I wouldn't want to go much over 300px in height. The journal/page titles should be taken into account. While there doesn't necessarily have to be completely open space for them, it does need a space in which a single text color would be readable over whatever the background texture is.