Wow, what a gorgeous shot. This is a fantastic example of black and white done correctly. The contrast and every detail is crisp and sharp, there aren't any washed out or overexposed areas and the composition is about as close to perfect as you can get.
This image gives off somewhat of a dark vibe, yet still seems inviting to the viewer. With the canopy of trees, the road and the silhouettes of people fading into oblivion it really draws the viewer in.
My only complaint is that the vignetting in the bottom corners seems to be a little heavy, which unbalances the image for me. However, other than that I really cannot find anything to complain about. The thumb caught my eye from the gallery and the impact received when opening the image to full view really captivated me. There aren't very many images where I immediately say "now thats amazing" but this was certainly one of them.
You've captured a fabulous mood. The black and white rendition attributes great mood. The perception is great with the figures in the distance and the road hazing out of existence. At the top of the piece are the tangled tree branches hanging every which way mingling with the other trees. The mood is fantastic, perception is amazing, and the content of the whole piece is beautifully captured. Beautifully done.