At this point I should point out that this is not done for scientific image publishing. While reasonable contrast and brightness adjustments of EM images and cropping of the image is generally accepted, any additional manipulation of the data (for example, removal of debris) is unethical. There are a few things that are acceptable, such as producing a 3D interpretive model or merging images in confocal microscopy(different proteins are labelled in different proteins, which are activated by varying the microscope conditions and requiring new images to be take. Merging the images enables you to analyse their relative positions by showing more than one protein in the same image). However, the original data is presented alongside the merged data or the model, as it is the original data that you analysis is based upon. Journals will not publish papers if they suspect image manipulation has occurred, and the images are all checked rigorously.
But, as it said on the home page, this site is not for scientific publication but is instead an artistic exploration of electron microscopy. When I hear that my images cause people to go "wow" I smile. Each and every time I go on the electron microscope, which happens fairly often, I have the same reaction. There is something immediately appealing about visual data and there is an endless fascination in discovering and examining microscopic structures. Getting the opportunity to look at how biological samples are put together at high magnifications always astounds me. I am sure astronomers feel the same thing when looking through telescopes on the opposite end of the scale. The world is amazing. I am glad I can share a little bit of that with other people.