This is cold and warm at the same time if that makes any sense. The colors are what I find really striking to be candid. They are very well captured and I really love how the trees are just standing under the warmth of the sunset glow. Serenity to the max@! What I really like that adds a nice touch to this photo are the snow footprints. Based on how the picture was taken, I would say that whoever was there was walking toward the sun than away from it. Everything here really pulls together a well-taken photograph indeed. You've done an excellent job!
This is a brilliant shot in every aspect, especially considering every shade on snow and the texture that has been captured, the tracks and footsteps, reflecting particle...etc. However it seems a little too early, since the sun could've provided much diverse shades if it was a captured a bit late. But considering the present shot, many ideas can be brought to viewer's mind specifically of 'Hope'. As far as impact is concerned, this scenery can not be captured any better than this. The angle in my opinion can be chosen as to place the reddish evening sun right in the mid of first tree to bring out spectral effects.