I'm not sure whether it is deliberate, or not, but I do love the fact that you have edited the picture in a way that snow is coloured orange, which is most commonly associated with warmth, which is obviously, the opposite to snow! The way the photo was taken draws your eye down the middle of the picture, emphasising a sense of journey and curiosity (where does the path go? where has it been? why is there a lamp?) The Lamp also makes me think of Narnia, which, helps give a sense of wonder and apprehension to the photograph. The photograph certainly does give a quiet atmosphere and almost a haunting one, which is sometimes hard to capture, and yet makes me think of Christmas and the association of family, friends, warmth and joy! All in all, a good photograph, as it is atmospheric and encourages the eye to wonder and the mind to think!
The first thing I noticed when I looked at this, was the orange. It was very unsetteling and somewhat eerie and creepy. It reminded me that Finland is still a place of Fairy Tales ... the ones that don't end so well for the main characters. After the glow someone subsided I was able to take in the scenery and noticed how the light at the back of this photo, out of the glow of the orange fit in just right to give this a good feeling for me. It wasn't until later I seen the snow. All in all, this is a wonderful peice that's very creative and one that I enjoyed.