December 7, 2016 – Wow. Reckon we’re on the big countdown now. Only THREE photos to go! When I scanned the list a few weeks ago, and saw Portrait Dance coming up, I broke out in a sweat–and not from shaking my booty. I’m never around dancers! What the heck was I going to do?? (more…)
Lori Bentley Law
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Who am I?
Author, NBC news photojournalist, pie baker. Favorite things? My feller. My '48 Ford F1. And my beloved two-wheeled beasts who take me on the grandest adventures. Click the Camera to learn more!
Motor Doll News!
From Featured Motor Dolls around the world, to motoring adventures, and updates on motorcycle and car projects, click the Star to go to the Motor Dolls blog.
The Other Blog
Believe it or not, I have a life outside things that go Vroom! This is the catch-all for everything else, including my current project, the 52 Week Photo challenge! Click the Pencil to read more!
- My Agent, Mary C. Moore, is currently shopping my upmarket historical novel, set in 1935, and–of course–involving a girl, an amazing car, and a grand adventure.
- My first novel published from Motor Palace Press–MOTOR DOLLS–is available now through my WEBSTORE or Amazon or Barnes and Noble online. Ebook available through Amazon only.
- Two More Novels in the Motor Dolls series are up next! Second one written and in the polishing stage, third one plotted and ready to write!
- An exciting new historical fiction in the works, stirred by a real life person who is truly fascinating. Can’t wait to tell her story!
- Any interest in a YA story about a girl obsessed with Mod Culture and Scooters? I wrote Scooter Girl several years ago and stuck it on a shelf. Drop me an email if you’d like to see me publish it. Also wrote a Middle Grade novel called, The Undergrounders
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FEATURED BLOG POST
Beginning of the year, I took on the challenge of taking a photograph a week according to an assignment for the entire year: The Dogwood 52 Week Photo Challenge. Each week I’ll blog about the photo I made, and the challenges faced, like this photo, week one’s assignment of a self portrait. Check out why I decided to join!
THE NON-MOTOR BLOG
Week 48: Artistic Bokeh
December 1, 2016 – Raise your hand if you don’t know what bokeh is? Don’t feel bad. I didn’t until several years ago when I asked my pal (and professional photographer) Shane about a lens I wanted to buy. His response was, “Buy it. Very nice bokeh.” Huh? So I googled the term, and learned bokeh referred to the shallow depth of field. As a self-taught photographer, fancy terms never entered my vocabulary, I simply knew what I liked and went with that, and I’ve always liked a shallow depth of field. Who doesn’t? (more…)
Week 47: Landscape Abandoned
November 27, 2016 – In the Mojave desert, you’ll find abandoned things at every turn: homestead houses and mining equipment, cars and tractors, gas stations and cafes, especially along the defunct Route 66. The buildings deteriorate more and more every year until they eventually crumble into nothing. On our recent trip back from Winslow, I asked Brian to pull over in Essex so I could photograph this cafe and its stellar shadows for this week’s Landscape Abandoned.
Week 46: Portrait Backlit
November 25, 2016 – I like shooting backlit. In my work as a television photojournalist, I often put my subject’s back to the sun. Not only does it provide an even palate to light the face, it makes for a nice halo effect around the hair. Weirdly, I didn’t make a backlit photo during the work week since I didn’t take my personal camera along. The one I made of hubby last weekend, he thought he looked weird–so, before I fall too far behind, the last resort, using myself for this week’s Portrait Backlit.
Week 45: Artistic Nostalgic
November 9, 2016 – The toughest part of this week’s challenge? Choosing what nostalgic thing to shoot! Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE old stuff. Nostalgic stuff. Stuff with history. I had an endless supply of what to shoot for Artistic Nostalgic, but when I found myself parked beneath a dinosaur on a recent road trip in my ’48 Ford, well, I knew I most definitely had my shot. (more…)