Starting with an image of the Chimonanthus praecox (Winter Sweet) that grows outside of the house, this was taken with the view through the viewfinder looking the same to that seen by the unaided eye.
Much of the detail and interest of the primary object of the picture, the shrub, is lost, due to the inclusion of the background.
The result is what comes across as a messy image.
While zooming in improves the overall effect of the third picture in the above set of images, this may not always be the same for a different set of images. The set below was taken looking out across the fields at the back of our house.
This image shows a good view of the fields taken from the garden, with the foreground forming a frame that leads the viewer to the objects seen in the distance.
More light on the foreground may have improved the dark areas that are a bit harsh compared to the background.