In my review of "By the seat of my pants" I made the following comment: "moving description doesn't require describing exactly how the PoV character moves, the description implies it." I was asked to explain in more detail so here it is. Once you establish that the character is your PoV carrier, moving the PoV along the character's path implies he is moving also. Describing the character actually moving through the path is superfluous. If you were, for example, to describe a forest as seen by a character who's advancing through it. You might structure it as: [Brutally simplified.] The character got to the forest. He went inside and started walking over a thick mantle of fallen leaves. He kept walking through the darkness deeper in the forest. He passed over a small river that snaked between the trees. He decided to stop in a clearing that opened before him. However, you could also describe it in the following way: The character got to the forest. Under the trees there was a thick mantle of fallen leaves. Farther from its limits, the forest grew darker. A small river snaked between the trees. A clearing opened before the character and he decided to stop. It's the writing equivalent of moving back the camera to show the forest. However, in writing it has two additional advantages. On one hand, the reader bypasses the character for the brief moment of the description, feeling it much closer (this can be bad as I'll explain later). On the other, the description, which is naturally a slower section of the story, is significantly shortened by removing the constant references to how the PoV carrier moves through the environment. The problem is clear, though (and it applies to the movie equivalent too). You're losing two chances of indirect character description: the world through his eyes and how he deals with it. I don't think it's productive to fight these two lost chances (it is possible, though, by reflecting the world back to the character). I'd just suggest to simply decide whether either description is necessary or they can wait to the next chance, that might well be unavoidable.