Beautiful composition and fantastic use of a color filter.
You lost realism in this photograph by washing the entire image with orange, but the color becomes an obvious creative element and your intention with this photograph is obvious so it doesn’t look awkward. The orange wash is a creative choice and not an error in white balancing and that is obvious from looking at your image.
There are a few creative elements that deserve attention with this photograph. For starters you’re use of lines in this composition is fantastic. The trees wander off into the distant creating diagonal lines that lead the viewer’s eye into the photograph towards the horizon line. In fact, the trees themselves starting at both the bottom left and bottom right part of your frame act as “leading lines” helping to introduce your audience’s eyes into your composition.
Secondly the vertical symmetry of the composition is incredibly. Even though your image is symmetrical vertically, you’ve placed your horizon line low enough to break the balance of the shot and make your top heavier than your bottom.
You’ve also limited not only the color gradient of the shot, but also the objects of your shot. You’ve virtually only included a path, tree trunks and leaves. That being said, there is enough detail in all three of these objects (due to the nature of the objects and the night lighting) that you manage to keep your audience’s interest even with such a simplified composition.
Amazing photograph! I look forward to seeing your next assignment.