Hello, Aljoscha. I wanted to leave a critique for you, since I am a great fan of your landscape photography. Let's start with the overall image. The colors are perfectly chosen and they do fit to the title very well. "Morning sun", that's what I expect when I hear the title. All the impressions of that magical day in autumn you experienced can be seen here very well. The atmosphere is simply enchanting and enables the watcher to dream. I especially like that you placed the "main" tree a bit left from the middle and set the focus on that tree. I love that the whole scene is sharp, too much depth of field would destroy the will to search the whole image for more details. I have only got one point of critique, now that I see the image being uploaded (I did not see it when you let me see the picture before uploading.. ): Only the left half of the picture is really illuminated. The right part seems to be swallowed by darkness. That may not be a point of hard critique, though. This part makes the composition dramatic, but maybe it would have been better if the sunlight somehow also hit some spots "in the dark". I know it's hard to accomplish, because you cannot guide the sun to specific points.
All in all, I really love the picture. I already told you that the colors are amazing and emphasize the overall atmosphere of warmth and coziness, although it may have been a cold morning. Keep up the great work, Joschi!
"I smiled brightly as I neared the exit of the forest. While I loved the forest, I loved the open space more. The morning sun beamed onto my face and I smiled even more. "Ah. The sun feels amazing." I said to myself as I closed my eyes and stood on the outskirts of the forest.
I loved where I lived. I had open access to the forest, but lived a few miles outside the city. I got the tranquility of the forest, but also the hustle and bustle of city traffic on my small road, since alot of people who worked in the city lived right here on my road.
As I finished my morning routine of walking through the forest just before sunrise till about 8am, I entered my house and went to shower and get ready for work. Once that was done I took one last look at the forest and got in the car, and started on my way to my boring cubicle job."