What to do with it afterwards? I think for most, it's an extended journey to even feel that you are able to truly capture the essence of a moment involving a person or people candidly that has a timelessness to it. On the road to that point it's possible to get many, many interesting, provocative, humorous images that are fun to have, fun to share and in some cases possible to put to other uses in stock or the occasional art sale.
Similar to Mike, I've also spent many hundreds of hours out in the cities I live and work taking street photographs. But different in so much as I've strayed into a more documentary-style as I began to realise I had the bones of a project that I became compelled to get to some level of completion. Subjective as it may be, I think I've grown extensively as a photographer as a result. Since the only other time I've posted here, I've been on a cover of a commercial magazine in the US and exhibited in Shanghai.
I won't, can't stop taking long walks or finding a perspective from a corner or an alcove in the city that has potential and seeing what I can do with it visually. And while I definitely enjoy having the images myself, they only take on meaning when shared and seen by others.