One of the lessons that I try, sometimes in vain, to remember when I'm out with my camera is to Work the Scene. Like many, I must fight the tendency to look at something, grab the first shot that I see, and walk away, saying "Got it."
And I certainly might have it. But the first shot that looks so right might not be the one that really speaks to me once I take a few and look at the results.
When Brian and I encountered this piece of heavy equipment, we both moved around, shooting from various angles.
Then we shot from varying distances.
I also shot some of Brian doing his thing.
That gave me a nice variety from which to choose. I actually took more shots than these, but these are the ones that I liked best, and I likely missed many that Brian saw and took, for we all see differently. It's a good idea, however, to take your time and force yourself to check out various views.