This is a lovely and captivating picture. I really love the fog. I don't know what it is about fog that can take almost anything and make it interesting, maybe the allure of the unknown. It really is best paired with forests... ad a path in there and BOOM instant magic. Frankly originality in photography is a little over rated sometimes. There are certain things people just enjoy seeing.
Now that being said I think you had some excellent execution putting this together and composed this piece beautifully. The exposure is spot on! I don't think you could find better trees than these either. There is a certain mysticism to their wavy structure. I think your choice of the tree on the right was perfect. It is very enchanting.
Keep up the great work. Thanks for capturing and sharing this moment with us.