What an amazingly breathtaking photograph - such rich colours, a great composition and the light is just wonderful. The scenery looks a little mysterious and I can't even really say why, but I am somehow reminded of fairy tales. The whole picture just seems to glow and resonate with warmth, but it is not just the colours creating that warming / soothing effect, it is also the slight amount of mist in the background adding to its beauty. I have to give you only 3 stars for Impact, as I REALLY would have loved to see a bigger version of this to fully appreciate its sheer charm!
The sheer richness of this photo is stupendous. It's a classic storybook illustration of fall - the colors are mind-blowing. The location was perfect, you caught just the right mix of colors to really give a deep impression of autumn. Also, the way the lines of tree trunks add dark stalks down the entire picture adds great contrast. This is very well composed and speaks volumes - it's a slice of life, a little red riding hood tale with the road. So much metaphor and meaning could be drawn from this. There really is no major fault with this picture. The only thing one could think of is perhaps the fact that there are bushes on the right and not the left, but that is circumstancial and a minor detraction - in fact, in a way it even adds to the picture. Overall, this looks so perfect it's hard to believe it wasn't painted.