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Meta Gätschenberger – Award Winning Blowing Rock NC Macro Photographer

Meta Gätschenberger is an Award Winning Nature Photographer, Macro Photographer and Vacation Rental Photographer in Blowing Rock NC.

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Meta Gätschenberger’s Time Line of Digital Photography Events, News and Awards

Meta Gatschenberger - Award Winning Macro Photographer - Blowing Rock NC
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Meta’s Time Line of Macro Photography Adventures

2017

2017 was an exciting year for Amateur Nature Photographer Meta Gätschenberger.

It started off having Meta’s “Chetola Fireworks” be selected by the Blowing Rock NC Tourism Development Authority for their Official 2017 Tourism Calendar, which are free from the Blowing Rock Chamber. “Chetola Fireworks” appears on the Inside Cover.

Next was having Meta’s “Painted Trillium” win 1st place at the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest – No easy feat for an Amateur Macro Photographer such as Meta! Next time, she’ll have to compete in the Professional Class – No pressure there!

2018

Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was the 2019 November Winner in the Ray’s Weather Blue Ridge Parkway 2019 Calendar out of over 720 entries.

Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was also the 1st Place Winner in the 2018 ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest. This Employee Benefits Booklet goes out to all Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Employees.

Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” Framed Photograph is available For Sale at Rustic, 915 Main Street in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC.

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Photos by Meta – Online Photography Sales

Macro Photography Prints and Nature Photography Prints are available For Sale Online at Photos by Meta. Photos are also available on T-Shirts, Greeting Cards, Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Beach Towels, iPhone Cases and Other Interesting Items!

United States Post Office, Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605

Meta’s “Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct” is on display in the U.S. Post Office Lobby, in downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. You can purchase this Blue Ridge Parkway popular photo, and other landscape framed prints a few doors down at Rustic on Main Street.
Rustic
977 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-3589

1ST PLACE WINNER – 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest

Meta’s “Painted Trillium” won 1st Place in the Beginners Wild Flower Category in the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest. The “Painted Trillium” is on display at Grandfather Mountain in the Main Lobby next to the Nature Museum, and will remain on the wall for the next four years!

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Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce

Photos by Meta is a member of The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, which promotes local businesses and Western North Carolina High Country Travel and Tourism in the small Village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

WINNER – Town of Blowing Rock, NC

Meta’s “Chetola Fireworks” was selected by the Blowing Rock NC Tourism Development Authority to be featured on their Official 2017 Blowing Rock, North Carolina Visitor’s Calendar. This Official Calendar features many other Blowing Rock NC Photographers.

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2017 Town of Blowing Rock North Carolina Calendar

The 2017 Official Town of Blowing Rock Calendars are available free of charge from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Blowing Rock Town Hall.
(828) 295-7851

The Art of Oil, West Jefferson, NC

Photos by Meta Macro Photography Framed Prints – 12”x16” Framed Prints are for sale at The Art of Oil, in downtown West Jefferson, NC.
110 North Jefferson Avenue, West Jefferson, NC 28694
(336) 846-4411

Rustic, Blowing Rock, NC

Photos by Meta Landscape Photography Framed Prints – 13”x19” Framed Prints are for sale at Rustic on Main Street, in downtown Blowing Rock, NC.
915 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-9033

Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, Boone, NC

4 Photos by Meta are on display at The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center, in Boone, NC, in the upstairs Track Area.
232 Boone Heights Drive, Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-4100

WINNER – 2018 ARHS Benefits Cover Photography Contest

Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” won 1st Place in the ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest. This Employee Benefits Booklet goes out to all Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Employees in 2018!

WINNER – 2019 Ray’s Weather Blue Ridge Parkway Calendar

Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was the 2019 November Winner in the Ray’s Weather Calendar. This Calendar features Photographs of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia! A portion of proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, of which Meta is also a member.

HONORABLE MENTION – 2018 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest

Meta’s “Moss Spores” got Honorable Mention at the 2018 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend in the Advanced Category. In 2017, Meta’s “Painted Trillium” won 1st Place in the Beginners Wild Flower Category, so this year she had to compete in the more difficult Advanced Category – No Pressure There! This Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend’s weather on the Mile High Grandfather Mountain didn’t cooperate very well. It was very windy (50 mph+), very cold with rain and fog – Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

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Spring 2018 – Skylum’s RAW Photo Editing Software and RAW HDR Software

In the Spring of 2018, Meta started shooting in RAW, instead of Super Fine JPEG. RAW Images have 68.7 billion colors versus 16.7 million colors in JPEG, which is over 4000x the number of colors and more detail in the shadows and highlights! Meta does all of her RAW Post Production using Skylum Luminar.

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High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography produces Greater Dynamic Range over Standard Digital Photography. HDR Photography is ideal for Interior Photography, Rental Property Photography, Real Estate Photography and Architecture Photography. Meta’s provides her Onsite HDR Photography Services within a 30 mile radius of Boone, NC. Contact Meta.

For HDR Photography, Meta shoots bracketed shots in RAW (3 or 5 RAW shots, 1 EV apart) for her high contrast photos, like interiors, landscapes, sunsets and sunrises. Meta does all of her RAW HDR Post Production using Skylum Aurora.

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Meta’s Memberships and Links

Meta Gatschenberger - Award Winning Macro Photographer - Blowing Rock NC
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Meta’s Memberships and Links

Member: National Geographic Society
Member: Blue Ridge Media Vacation Rental Photography
Member: North Carolina Native Plant Society
Member: Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club
Member: Blue Ridge Vacations Travel Guide
Member: Blowing Rock NC Chamber of Commerce
Member: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

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Meta Gätschenberger – Award Winning Blowing Rock North Carolina Nature Photographers

Meta Gätschenberger – Award Winning Blowing Rock NC Photographer

Meta hopes that you loved her Award Winning Photos of Meta’s Magical and Miniature World of Macro Photography and Close-up Photography.

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“Oh Lord, won’t you Fund Me, an Apple iMac?
My friends all use Windows, I must make amends!”

~ Meta

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The Top Macro Photographs featured on Meta Gätschenberger are available at Photos By Meta. Framed Prints available in Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.
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