The moment you see it, one feels and senses mystic and an eerie environment yet unusually inviting.
Upon impact, you sense, see and feel vibrancy. The colours capture your attention, they are very warm, so warm that it tempts you to venture further into the piece but as you get closer and closer one notices that the colours slowly fades as if this was just an illusion.
What may see like a dream is nothing more than an illusion, what a remarkable effect that is.
The feel of fantasy is felt quite strongly and that blend or subtle hint of darkness is just appropriate!
My aim in any critique is not to suggest changes to a particular picture but rather things I would urge you to do in your next photography session, or rather your next photo walk in the forest. But I will explain in terms of this picture. I do think that the edges of this picture are a bit uninteresting. Picture yourself in the exact spot where you took this picture. Do you have a zoom lens? Mentally, zoom in, not much. Lose one tree on the right and some branches on this left, but only those entirely in the shade. Perhaps you can switch lenses, using a lens with a greater focal length. Perhaps you can use a vertical format. Don’t walk forward, as that would lose part of the path. These are not big changes, but I would have at least considered them. Other than this, I have little to offer. The sun could have been brighter; the fog could have been heavier. These are factors outside your control. What you have here is an almost perfect composition of a very beautiful forest, which you captured with expert technique. To the left of the trail are trees in their fall colors, muted, but beautiful; to the right, the evergreens (that’s why I would lose that one red branch on the right). The trail begins solid and clear but then makes another turn and disappears and we are left to wonder where it goes. Left of the trail two white tree trunks stand out from the gloom and on the right a single slim tree extends a few branches horizontally over the trail while at the last bend in the trail a similar tree angles its limbs downward. Sorry I do not have more to offer. Sometimes the Master makes his point and the rest of us can only stand in awe, admiration, and gratitude for the gift of the Master touch.