The early green arrives in Elliot Lake Ontario. These compositions are a constructed reality and not just in processing effects. This edge of wilderness hides the highway that is just on the other side of the trees. Nothing is in the shots to reveal that the photographer was standing in a parking lot or that most of the parking lot was full of vehicles. Take a short walk through the parking lot and you would be standing on the sidewalk of a quiet residential street.
Facing in the exact opposite side a ridge rises before the viewer. To the right just beyond the ridge are homes along that quiet street. A photograph only depicts the reality the photographer wishes to reveal. What is outside the frame is a mystery. The viewer must gather implied meaning & context from the composition. The viewer trusts that the implied meaning & context does not hide as much as it reveals. The more realistic the image, the more the constructed reality matches the expectations & experiences of the viewer, then the viewer is more trusting and less critical of the image. It is this acceptance of reality that allows the viewer to enter into the constructed reality. What happens when the constructed reality is part of advertising or government messaging ? How many question what is outside of the frame ?