Kush’s Armature and a Weekend Trip

I have been working on Kush. She is going to be an eagle like bird living on top of the tree of life. She is going to have a wire armature, supersculpy head.

As it is spring here, we went to sea side on saturday. And I had the armature with me.


Hey.. can I fly..


I am a bird can fly.. making an armature in a beautiful spring day by the sea.

Sunday; a trip to a wonderful place 1,5 hours drive away to our town by car. It was a great chance to take Lumix FZ-50 to shoot all day long trying to get used to camera. I used to use Canon 350D and Lumix’s settings are soo different. I need to spend some more time on it to take better pictures. So, our sunday trip:

Our friends took us to a secret beach. Not so many people knew this place and it did not even had a road to go. We had to go down the hill walking with all of our packs.

Zeynep (my daughter) was very happy with all the climbing and ofcourse swimming, playing. We tried fishing but no success… Mert took his camera and went down under the sea immediately.

I cut the meat and Ismo prepared sticks for cooking. Hmmmmm.. Just sooo delicious on a camp fire.

Climbing back was a little pain after a long day. Zeynep had a lot of fun saying -hey mum there are monsters here in the forest…

Edit: Adding the following pic for Shelley

Beautiful cottage… I wish I took more pictures of this..

And Adem’s Ball&Socket Armature…

Here he is Adem’s armature. I received this armature couple weeks ago but did not have a chance to post here. It is simply beautiful. Many thanks to Erol Akbarci who made this armature for me. It works great!!! Very clean, carefully produced.

This is 5.5″ You see that he has very long arms. I also had some additional parts; longer leg, arm and body connection parts. So, in the future I will be able to replace the parts to have different armatures with different proportions. He can be 7″ longest.

Here is the drawings I sent him for production. (texts are in Turkish) If you like to download a larger size of this drawing you can go to downloads  page. There you will also find another drawing showing the additional parts..

Panasonic Lumix FZ-50… Back to town with my new camera

I was out of town for two weeks. One of my relatives had a serious operation. She is doing a lot better now. We were lucky.. we got a very good news after waiting for two weeks.

I am back to town in my studio. Right before we came here, I searched for Lumix on the net and found a good deal. It was a second hand FZ-50 and the owner was living very closed to where we were staying in Istanbul. So, I now have a Panasonic Lumix FZ-50 ­čÖé In good condition all with its box, manuals, warranties, cables, etc,..

Here are the reasons for me to select Lumix for stopmotion:

– Flicker free
– Live-view that does not overheat
– Able to shoot in 16:9 widescreen HD size

If you like to read more about Lumix you can visit

http://darkmattr.blogspot.com/search/label/Lumix

I have not tried this camera for stopmotion yet. But, I am sure it will perform great! I have been reading its user manual. I will post more when I start using FZ-50 for stopmotion..