Thanks, WesernGuy. Whilst I see what you mean, I think the mood would be lost if I were to do what you suggest.Not bad, but I think I would have liked to have seen a bit more detail in the right side of the image - lighten up the tree and the area where the road disappears.
I agree with western guy, my eye is instantly drawn to that dark area to the point of being a distraction.
Country roads always look weird to me when they are pavement, and not dirt or gravel! But that is from growing up in KS, nearly nothing out here is pavement.
It is nice!