In terms of vision and originality, this particular piece does not stand out, because it's a very typical setting for a photo. A path or road in the forest, it's very cliche.
That being said, when I saw this photo, I did not think it cliche at all. The colors of the morning contrast very nicely. It was a good choice to avoid post-processing, as it would have most likely taken away from the mood of the photo. You obviously have practice in shooting with different kinds of light. I very much like the dull tones down low, and the brighter colors higher up in the photo, it's very easy on the eyes. I certainly am glad you were there to catch this moment, it makes me miss morning walks.