Sometimes when you're capturing a photo and it's fine the way you originally intended the shot to be, for one reason or another, it sparks a creative idea to take another - to get an even better photo. This is really when all the magic happens.
This abstract gator shot is the perfect example. The first shot was nice but I noticed something when I reviewed the file. The ripples in the water were very close together. Usually you get waves that are spaced far apart, or you get nothing at all and the water is silky smooth. I quickly recomposed my shot, angled the camera to the side a bit, because I wanted the lines to run diagonal. What I got was an awesome shot of the gator with cool abstract lines.
So remember, your photos can spark ideas you never thought of before giving you something a bit more unique than the average photograph.