Number 2 might have been better if you had made the lady with the umbrella the main subject of the picture. Otherwise doesn't look too "rainy" since there are not enough people with umbrellas to fill the pic.
firstly...u got awesome 3D works in your gallery!!!
2ndly, there is nothing wrong with where you stand. If you got a prob with where you stand, that means you are trying to make a photo. And if you dont have a prob with where you stand, that means that you are taking a photo.
3rdly, i dun agree with what was suggested for pic #1 but i agree with the suggestion for pict #2, you should hve waited for the lady with the umbrella.
For pict #1, if you really had moved to the other side, i think you'd miss almost all that you thought that u could shoot, thus making you dissappointed. Instead, just move on and take what ever photo is presented before you. Anticipate what is going to happen/happening in front of you instead of wondering if you could take 'your photos' there or there. If there's nothing in front of you, move on. If there's something on, walk ard it or walk thru it and snap snap snap.