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.
Were those ant glyphs on the right added digitally, or are those really there? Kinda curious!
But even that aside, this is a great photograph! I can't say I know much about photography, but I do know I like the kind of photo that makes me want to see the place in real life, and this does that beautifully!