I was in Walmart on Mother’s Day this year and was in awe of their huge display of roses and spring flower bouquets. Nobody was buying me flowers (sigh) and I couldn’t get excited over buying them for myself so I had fun photographing them instead.

I was able to apply two Picasa effects that I don’t use very often – glow and soften. They were just what I needed to turn the harsh fluorescent lighting into a lovely illumination on the roses.

I didn’t need a lot of steps for this photo, just tuning, glow, soften, saturation, warmify and museum matte in red.

Roses original