"Work the scene" - I always show this slide at my workshops
I took this series of shots while in New York City a few months ago. I must have taken these and 8 or 10 others from other locations. I never saw the red building until I started walking around to the other side. I took another series of just that.
When I'm talking about composition at my workshops, I always show this slide, "Work the scene". It's a great tip to use when your out shooting. Something attracts your attention. Don't just take the shot and walk on. Investigate the subject from all angles. Keep shooting. The best final image may be just a few inches or a few feet away.