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Photographer Meta Gatschenberger’s North Carolina Photography Contest Winners

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Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Contest Winners

Meta Gatschenberger is a Western North Carolina Nature Photographer based between Blowing Rock and Boone, NC, next to the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains.

Meta began shooting Nature Photography with her Minolta 35mm QTsi Film Camera and 35–80mm AF Telephoto Lens back in 2000. Meta now shoots with Sony Digital Cameras and Minolta Lenses.

Meta is very active in North Carolina Photography, winning many North Carolina Nature Photography Contests and Photography Awards.

Meta’s “Red Tailed Hawk” (Photo: Above) was shot with a Minolta AF 70–210mm f/4 Telephoto Lens mounted on a Sony Digital Camera.

“Shooting with Vintage Minolta AF Lenses, gives you certain bragging rights, when you can win many North Carolina Nature Photography Contests, with an old 1985 $90 lens, compared to other photographers who paid thousands of dollars!”
~ Meta Gatschenberger

“I’ll shoot Cougars and Bears, but I don’t shoot Weddings or Portraits!”

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North Carolina Nature Photography Contest Winners For 2021

Four of Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photographs appear on Ray’s Weather Calendar.

Three of Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photographs appear on the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory.

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Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Contest Winners

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Photos By Meta – Red Tailed Hawk

Featured – Blowing Rock Visitor’s Guide and Members Directory 2021–2022
Meta’s “Red Tailed Hawk” was selected for the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 70–210mm f/4 Telephoto Lens at Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, NC.

Two more of Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photographs appear the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory. These include Meta’s “Barred Owl” and Meta’s “Bee On Purple Aster”.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Camping Under The Stars

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2021 Calendar (August 2021)
Meta’s “Camping Under The Stars appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for August 2021!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 20mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide Angle Prime Lens on Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. Shows the Milky Way on the top left.

Three of Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photographs appear on Ray’s Weather Calendar as Cameos. These include Meta’s “Barred Owl”, Meta’s “Mabry Mill” and “Horses Fall”.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Fraser’s Ridge In Winter

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2020 Calendar (February 2020)
Meta’s “Fraser’s Ridge In Winter appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for February 2020!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens from Meta’s Front Porch, overlooking Fraser’s Ridge and the Blue Ridge Parkway between Bamboon Gap and Aho Gap, near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Grays Lily Close-Up

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2020 Calendar (June 2020)
Meta’s “Grays Lily Close-Up appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for June 2020!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC. This is a rare and endangered flower.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Boone Fork Stream

Winner – Ray’s Weather 2019 Calendar (November 2019)
Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” appears on the Ray’s Weather Calendar Photography Contest Winner for November 2019!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 24mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Prime Lens at The Julian Price Park, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock, NC.

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Photos By Meta – Meta’s “Boone Fork Stream” was the 1st Place Winner in the 2018 ARHS Benefits Book Cover Contest.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Blowing Rock Sunset

Featured – Blowing Rock Visitor’s Guide and Members Directory 2019–2020
Meta’s “Blowing Rock HDR Sunset” was selected for the Blowing Rock Visitors Guide and Members Directory!

This amazing HDR Sunset over Grandfather Mountain, was shot from The Blowing Rock, in Blowing Rock, NC, using 5 Bracketed Shots in HDR, with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Painted Trillium

1st Place Winner – Grandfather Mountain 2017 Nature Photography Contest
Meta’s “Painted Trillium” was the 1st Place Winner at the 2017 Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Weekend!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens on Grandfather Mountain, near Linville, NC.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photos By Meta – Orange Fireworks

Featured – Town of Blowing Rock Visitors Calendar 2017
Meta’s “Orange Fireworks” was the Winner of the 2017 Town of Blowing Rock Visitors Calendar Photography Contest – Inside Cover!

Shot with a Sony Digital Camera using a Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens at Chetola Resort, in Blowing Rock, NC.

Meta’s North Carolina Nature Photography Photos are available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

Photographer Meta Gatschenberger’s Nature Photography Memberships and Links

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Photography Memberships and Links

Member: Carolinas’ Nature Photographers Association
Member: Blue Ridge Media Web Design and Photography
Member: Blue Ridge Vacations Visitors Guide
Member: National Geographic Society
Member: North Carolina Native Plant Society
Member: Grandfather Mountain Bridge Club
Member: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Member: DP Review
Member: RAV4 World
Member: Telehealth Medical Resources

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Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Member

Member: Blowing Rock NC Chamber of Commerce.

Framed Prints Available at Photos By Meta and in Downtown Blowing Rock, NC at Rustic.

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