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    I looked up to the towering coconut palms swaying overhead during an afternoon stroll near Balapitiya, a small picturesque fishing village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka's Low Country. To my delight, I saw a Sinhalese toddy tapper walking quickly for balance on tight coir ropes that ran from treetop to treetop at 30 to 40 feet above ground, all part of an elaborate process for harvesting the sweet milky sap of cut coconut blossoms that is ultimately processed into a popular palm wine.
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    This is fantastic — unfortunately Your Shot photographer Don Cayo missed this scene: "Terrific capture. I saw the palms and the ropes when I was in Sri Lanka, but didn't see any activity. I'm envious of your shot. I guess I'll have to go back." Great use of silhouette, and black and white to make a captivating photo. I love it. Thank you for a detailed caption, explaining further what I am looking at. Well done David.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2018
    Location: Balapitiya, Southern, Sri Lanka
    Copyright: © david schweitzer
    Categories: Landscapes, Black and White, People
    Assignments: Look Up, While on a Walk...