Author Archives: Alanna St. Laurent

Alanna’s Top 10 Images of 2017 – Cityscapes

Well, here it is, the end of another year, a time to take stock in what we accomplished during the year, and looking ahead to what is to come. But now, it’s time to look at my picks for my Top 10 Images of 2017. Images are chosen based on their uniqueness of the location […]

Photographing the Pere Marquette 1225 Steam Locomotive

These past two weekends I spent train chasing (yes it is as fun as it sounds!). This is my second year shooting the Pere Marquette 1225 steam locomotive (also known as the North Pole Express – you know, from The Polar Express movie with Tom Hanks), owned and operated by the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, […]

2017 Firework Displays in Detroit and Pittsburgh

LIKE THESE FIREWORKS IMAGES? FIND DETROIT IMAGES HERE AND PITTSBURGH IMAGES HERE. We have reached that time of year again, the dog days of summer and that inevitable halfway point between summer and fall. This year, I captured fireworks displays in both downtown Detroit and Pittsburgh, PA. Every year I like to find another vantage […]

Detroit’s Historical Mansions: Hecker-Smiley’s Architecture is Breath-Taking

It’s been almost two years I’ve been attempting to visit the Tierney Alumni House in Detroit (which used to be the Hecker-Smiley Mansion, named after two past owners of the mansion). The goal has been to get permission to put together a tour for photographers, but the alumni department has yet to create a program, even though it is […]

Detroit from Windsor: Smooth River Edition

LIKE THESE IMAGES? FIND THEM IN MY DETROIT SKYLINE GALLERY HERE. It doesn’t happen on a regular basis, but every once in awhile I am fortunate to make the decision to shoot the Detroit skyline on an evening where the river is smooth – like glass! Not a ripple. On Friday, February 17, myself, Bryan […]

Detroit Shrouded in Fog

LIKE THESE IMAGES? FIND THEM IN MY BELLE ISLE GALLERY HERE. The subject of fog has become a laughable subject for me, because every time I saw other photographer’s post their Detroit images with fog, I was out of town! Me and fog just never seemed to connect, until Sunday, January 22 when Bryan Levy, […]