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Matt Shalvatis
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Queen - Flick of the Wrist - Song of the Day

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#Queen #Rock #1970sMusic 

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Quote of the Day

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#FriedrichNietzsche #Nietzsche #Success #Life 

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12 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

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#Sightseeing #Fishing #GoodFood #Safari #Photography 

#NorthAmerica #SouthAmerica #Europe #Asia #Africa #Australia

#Beach #Mountains #Desert

#AdventureTravel #Backpacking #BudgetTravel #CulturalTravel #CulturalImmersion #EducationalTravel #BucketList #OverseasTravel #RecreationalTravel #RoadTrip 

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There's a paradise in the Czech Republic?
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Still missing Monogaga in Côte d'Ivoire and the Bijagos island in Guinea Bissau.
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How to Create Gravity-Defying Photos Without Photoshop

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You can flip the world on its edge in your photos without superhuman abilities. Paul Grogan of N-Photo gives us a couple of quick tips to make gravity-defying photographs almost anywhere. Grab some creative and willing subjects and check out how he did it in this video: Find a Location Find a location that could realistically [...]
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Radiohead - Creep - Song of the Day

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Travel Photography Tips to Remember

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Final reminder: only 2 days left in the popular deal on 1-Click Photo Editing Presets at 87% Off Each place that you visit has its own peculiar ambiance. If you want your travel photographs to look exceptionally good, you should try to capture the unique character and features of that place. The snapshots should not only trigger your memories [...]
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Duran Duran - Girls On Film - Song of the Day

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Picking up the tempo for a Saturday night! 

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Want to Be A Better Photographer? Be More Than A Photographer

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To be a better photographer, you have to go above and beyond -- according to Sal Cincotta, you have to be more than a photographer.
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Led Zeppelin - All of My Love - Song of the Day

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Work
Occupation
Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology
Employment
  • MattCreate.com
    Owner, Designer, Photographer, Director, present
  • State of NJ
    Programmer
  • AT&T
    Programmer
  • Merrill Lynch
    Financial
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Kiev, Ukraine
Previously
Fort Hood, TX - Kimpo, South Korea - New Brunswick, NJ - Piscataway, NJ - Hillsborough, NJ - Marlboro, NJ
Story
Tagline
Photography, web development, and technology is what I do!
Introduction

An American in Kiev. Photography, post-processing, web development, and technology is what I do, mostly! Enjoying life outside the mainstream.

Just a regular guy who's been fortunate enough to travel a bit, spend time in a few different countries, and see a number of interesting things and met a few interesting people! 

More about me:

Amateur photographer for many years, currently doing a lot of HDR and other types of post-processing work. Often post new work daily.

Mac owner since 1987, programmer for 15 years, knowledgable on many aspects of using (and abusing) technology.

Traveled to 30 US states, Mexico, Canada, Belize, South Korea, Egypt and Turkey. American currently living full-time in Kiev Ukraine.

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My Pages: 

Roads Less Traveled ~ For Travel, History, Photography, Adventure… and beyond! ~ Roads Less Traveled

Kiev, Ukraine ~ Modern City, Ancient History ~ Kiev, Ukraine

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My interests, or what circles to add me to.  

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  • Photographer
  • Photography 
  • HDR Photography 
  • Getty Contributor 
  • Lightroom 
  • Post-Processing 
  • Photoshop 
  • Canon Users 
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  • Adventure Travel
  • General Travel 
  • General Technology 

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  • History 
  • Wordpress 
  • Web Development 
  • East Europe 
  • Expats 
  • Quotes 
  • Music, Alternative 
  • Rutgers Grads
  • New Jersey USA


Bragging rights
Met my wife in Kiev, Ukraine in 2004, married in 2006 and have lived here ever since! One son.
Education
  • HDR Photography
    present
  • Rutgers – New Brunswick, NJ
    Political Science, 1977 - 1982
  • Chubb Institute
    COBOL Programming, 1989 - 1989
  • Chubb Institute
    Java/Web Programming, 2001 - 2002
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The Ancient Ghost City of Ani
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Situated on the eastern border of Turkey, across the Akhurian River from Armenia, lies the empty, crumbling site of the once-great metropoli

15 weird New Year’s traditions from around the world
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Maybe if I do all of them, 2014 will be awesome.

TAYLOR MALI: What Teachers Make
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Taylor Mali (1965-) is a an American slam poet who has been part of four winning teams at the National Poetry Slam competition. What Teacher

Crawling
www.mattcreate.com

Photo of a sculpture with the background removed, and replaced with a texture. Duplicated and flipped. My Fine Art America Store

Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters
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Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their

Al Jazeera English
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Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, is headquartered in Doha, Qatar.

Google Plus Nick
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Make short url for google+ profile.

The 5 Best Toys of All Time
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Here at GeekDad we review a lot of products — books, toys, gadgets, software — and I know it's impossible for most parents to actually a...

Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro Review - A NAS RAID System Built For Photographer...
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A look at Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro 4 and 6 RAID systems and how they work for photographers by Colorado based professional photographer Colby

Sarah Churchwell: The wilful ignorance that has dragged the US to the brink
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Here's a monumental historical irony: a moment in the origins of the United States that every American schoolchild learns to view with pride

How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet
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Web startups are made out of two things: people and code. The people make the code, and the code makes the people rich. Code is like a poem;

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests | Politics N...
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I have a confession to make. At first, I misunderstood Occupy Wall Street. The first few times I went down to Zuccotti Park, I came away wi

9 Reasons Wired Readers Should Wear Tinfoil Hats
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There's plenty of reason to be concerned Big Brother is watching. We're paranoid not because we have grandiose notions of our self-import

Photographer Store Reviews | Where to Sell Photos Online
www.bigsunphotography.com

Sell your photography online. In depth reviews of photography hosting websites with e-commerce options.

Putting the Brakes on Web-Surfing Speeds
www.nytimes.com

A software program called Glasnost has detected so-called throttling in every part of the world.

Going Up! House Lifted 10,000ft in the Air by 300 Cluster Balloons
www.environmentalgraffiti.com

National Geographic manages to fly a house just like in Pixar's UP with the help of 300 cluster balloons

Kyiv Post. Independence. Community. Trust - Business - Business Focus - ...
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KyivPost: in English На русском и украинском языках. Sign in; Register. Other city in Ukraine: Kyiv; Vinnitsa; Luts&#39;k; Dnipropetrovs&amp;#39