The Vaseline will work really well to diffuse the sunshine in your picture. There are so many kinds of filters, ranging in value, but most are affordable that give a great soft look. You might try the Cokin Soft Filter Kit, the Tiffen 52BPM12 52mm Black Pro-Mist 1/2 Filter, or the Hoya 58mm Diffuser Soft Focus Filter.
It will decrease the appearance of minor surface imperfections. A matte sheen has a low-luster, reflective finish that is durable, straightforward to clean, touches up nicely and likewise hides minor floor imperfections. A flat sheen has a non-reflective end that touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections.
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