Which Way Are We Looking?

A challenging one. Which direction are we looking in this picture?

There are at least 4 clues. Spoiler Alert…. Answer and explanations below.

We are looking East. The clues:

The mature ivy grows most abundantly on the southern side of trees.

The leaves are pointing downwards, another southerly indicator.

The bright southern sky is reflecting off some of the leaves.

The track is darker on the right, southern side.