Sometimes its what a photographer chooses to leave outside the frame that makes a picture really successful. To me, Andrejs Strokins has done just that in this striking image from Latvia. Now Im just guessing, but I bet there were other visual elements of city life in the scene (cars, buildings, etc.), but by framing the picture with nothing save the man, the water and the drain we get a stunning and thought-provoking image. This photo, by the way, also made it into our Week in Pictures this week.
A city municipal worker stands on a man-hole cover he removed to allow flood water in Riga's Krasta Street to drain away like bath water running down a plughole Monday 15th January 2007. Flooding in the Latvian city was caused by overnight stormy weather that brought torrential rail.