There are a lot of great aspects to this photograph. There’s the mystery of where the trail leads. There’s the question of what you might find off in the woods to the left. There’s the intriguing contrast between the green grasses and the brown of the trees.
But it’s the light that really makes this image work so well. I was there when the daylight just broke over the horizon behind me. It was early. Most people were still in bed dreaming. The light only lasted like this for a few moments. Then the scene became much more pedestrian. So I moved on, content with the knowledge that I had captured a beautiful moment.