Grass is always greener on the other side of fence... this particular saying often comes to my mind here, on dA, evoked by shots full of tranquility and beauty… so different to what I find around every day.
Pictures like this one.
It's not only well-composed (I especially love the perfect balance between misty background and clear tree branches in the middle), but it's also emanating with softness and calm light, what gives a unique effect of peace and bliss.
The only thing that disturbs me a bit is the shadow in bottom part and a tree top which was cut - yet it's not that visible, mainly thanks to the mentioned balance in the whole frame.
As for originality, well, at first glance it seems to be just one of those views you meet from time on postcards with season greetings; however, for me it’s something more. The depth and overall milky-like vision make the image quite outstanding and special.
Looking at it makes me like winter, what is quite an achievement, as I'm not keen on frost at all. It’s the sort of landscape one would love to admire from a bedroom window, getting ready to meet a new day as fresh, sweet and beautiful as the view outside.