Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." shinrin-yoku.org

One of the things I enjoy about photography is 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 favourite 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.

Prasanna — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO100), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Shinrinyiku — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (18 mm, f/3.5, ISO100), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Walk this way — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (44 mm, f/8.0, ISO100), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Looking straight up — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (28 mm, f/8.0, ISO100), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (18 mm, f/8.0, ISO100), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
The fall carpet of the Sourlands, Skillman, New Jersey. — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO400), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Green Trees — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (18 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
Rock Brook in the Eastern Sourland Mountain Range — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (18 mm, f/8.0, ISO400), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams
The Sourland Mountains — Nikon D5100 + Nikon 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ (18 mm, f/4.5, ISO400), Copyright 2014-10-25 Khürt L. Williams