Love your sense of geometry and composition. I am interested to know whether you see a location then envisage the narrative and place the elements like a director of a scene ( bike, person fishing, and in your other image the boy toward the stairs) or do you prefer to just observe and capture compositions as you find them. I would lean toward presuming that you observe a location then have a vision about the narrative and then place the elements. .....interested to know.
Julie, these are random shots, I just walked by. However for the street photo I do use that traditional technique when I find the location and wait for something to happen there. But the latest method is usually too borring for me. I have read that Henry Cartier Bresson used to wait at the artistically lit locations for the subject to appear there.