This was an experiment in edges. I wanted to vary edges, but also use them to pull the eye to the focal point, in this case, the foremost tree where the light hits it. I used a knife to get a crisp edge, and softened the rest of the edges on that tree, then the same for the other trees, with the crisp edge on the second-most tree not quite as crisp. Each tree gets softer edges as you go back in the picture plane.
This was a quick 6x8" but I like the variety of edges.