It is a something you have heard before: There are two photos for each scene. This normally refers to the orientation of the camera in either Landscape (horizontal) or Portrait (vertical). There is another method to getting two photos from most scenes. It does not always work depending on your distance to what you are photographing.
When people purchase a digital SLR camera, they often get a kit lens or two. The most popular are 18-55mm and/or 55mm-200mm zoom lenses. Many know I like my super zoom lenses in the 18-200mm range for DX (cropped) cameras and 28-300mm for FX (full frame) cameras. Many Point and Shoot cameras have a zoom range from short to long. Which ever zoom range you have, do not forget to use the power they give you.
As an example, I zoomed in on a monorail as it passed the Bay Lake Tower DVC Resort in Walt Disney World as the Sun was close to setting.
I remembered to quickly zoom all the way out to get a wide angle view of the scene as the monorail continued to pass by the resort.
Same scene, two different perspectives without having to move your feet. It is not being lazy, it is being smart to use your equipment to its fullest.