Let me start this by saying that I'm still very new to critiquing and to saying anything more in-depth about photographs than how gorgeous they are, lol. So don't hit me if this turns out to be ridiculous. (It IS a gorgeous shot, though.) I feel like the whole sunset/dawn through trees idea is a bit overdone, but you created something simultaneously tranquil and exhilarating nonetheless; the sunlight coming through those trees is strong and pure and beautiful, and I love the way you managed to capture how it tinted the road and the trees that lovely rose amber. I'm curious about how this would look if you'd been standing with your back to the sun (which you managed to conveniently catch hidden behind a tree-- you clever artist, you).
The contrasts here are also brilliant-- you did really well, z.
I hope this was at least somewhat informative/helpful. -_-