Korean Octobers are absolutely gorgeous. The brightly colored leaves and the crisp, clean fall air give everybody one more chance to play outside before the winter hibernation. And of course, October means Halloween fun! This month’s Chinchagram contest theme was Fall/Autumn. As always, we received lots and lots of great submissions but this winning picture by @j_wray made us feel especially warm and fuzzy inside.

“Stomping through the wheat fields & spotting scarecrows at the traditional village” in Asan by @jwray.

And big high-fives for these fantastic photos from our runners up!

“Watching the leaves turn” by @beingandbecoming

“Beautiful day at Beopjusa temple!” by @myseoulexposed

“Brainzzzz & Bonezzz” by @dregon21

And this lovely fall colors shot by @stelladai

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos during the month of October! November’s Chinchagram theme will be “Looking Up”. This one’s more of a perspective challenge, so snap some shots with your cameraphone pointed up towards the sky (or the ground if you are upside down^^). Don’t forget to tag your photos with #chinchagram on Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram and you could be next month’s winner.

Writing and cover photo by Claire Harris. Follow her on Chincha’s Instagram @chinchamag.