The composition is great. I love the way the branch draws your eye across the photo from top right to lower left and then your eye follows the distant trees back up to the right again. The monochromatic blue is beautiful.
I completey disagree with Neddy I see you were searching for emotion with this pic not so much what is in focus and what isn't I see it as representation of what you or I would be feeling at the moment of seeing this scene, which is very well documented here. I hate snow and winter but to be able to capture this on film is very lovely indeed. Great job.
I don't thing it's a ten... even for me ! but it makes feel happy, that's what life is all about
It's a small crop of a quite larger picture.
I've found the falling branches to be very interesting with their light and elegant details.
The work on the background was to clean it up (fallen trees, road sign, ...) and increase the atmosphere with a tuning of the colours.
I must admit that a lot of pictures which are OK at full screen, are deleted by me after the resize to 600 pixels because of lack of interest.