I took this shot a couple years ago, but it's just been sitting on my hard drive waiting to be rediscovered. One of the reasons it was never used was that I was unable to nail the colors right. This was originally a red rose, but after a softening filter and 80 percent of a desaturation filter, this is the finished product. There are still some subtle adjustments that would make this one perfect. I'm really looking forward to applying these effects to future projects.