For example. It's my personal preference in my favorite authors that they do go that extra mile to describe the environment and not just leave things to be assumed. Anne Rice's description of Heaven in Memnoch the Devil made me tear up the first time I read it, however she did so in maybe a full page. Which is where I tend to agree and disagree with the first quote with Dudel, as I felt a little bit was missing from it. Yes, if you can add to the story with as little words as possible, however
sometimes as little words as possible to really create the ambiance could be up to 1000 words and sometimes it could be 500, it really depends.
Some might argue that a better writer could have left the same impression with half a page- I'm going to disagree. Anything lacking from the description of the passage I read that literally provoked emotion from me just with words, I don't think it would have had the same, lasting effect.