Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.”

One of the things I enjoy about photography is the helpful and encouraging people I have come to know over the years. Some have become good friends and while many more are acquaintances, I always enjoy an opportunity to meet and connect with other photographers. One of my favorite activities is the photo walk.

It’s been almost 9 months since my friend Prasanna and I decided to put together a last-minute photo walk. The weather was changing and the colours of autumn were everywhere. We wanted to catch some fall colour before the leaves all turned brown.

Our plan was simple. Walk until we find moving water.