I am currently researching image manipulation in the life sciences and stumbled upon a Western Blot looking very similar to the image below.
For creating the image I have cut out the blot using the Fuzzy Select Tool of GIMP and then greatly adjusted the local contrast of the blot as well as the background. By using the Fuzzy Select Tool some pixels of the original background are also captured. That is why the blot shown has a brighter background around the edges. I normally would not expect to see bright edges around a blot.
While I know how Western Blots look when they are captured with a digital camera, I do not know about techniques like Chemiluminescent Blotting (I am an undergraduate student in Computer Science). Maybe there is a blotting technique that results in an image like the one i created.
Is it possible to get a Western Blot result like this without inappropriate modification of the image?