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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2018 WEFTEC video

The industry event of the year is WEFTEC (https://www.weftec.org/) which alternates from New Orleans to Chicago every other year.  Last year one of my videos was picked to be shown.  I was not able to attend in person but  it is a huge honor to have been selected.  Here is that video.


It was a great trip to be able to travel the state and meet these operators and clients and to be able to showcase one of the plants we worked on in design and construction.

Here is the link to the post about the long trip... http://www.markvalentinephotography.com/2018/05/c-springs-to-alamosa-to-gunnison-to.html

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Combine work and hobby

Posts have been few and far between.  Every year the goal is to post more photos and video here to catalog what is happening.  2019 was full of videos all over the place and lots of iPhone photos but almost none of them made it here.

This was a video created with a new intro from Premiere Pro created with the help from Orange83 and this tutorial...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1ML8TaVZKE&list=PL5USbbitbiZz7gSTcTxVCfOBKr4JtxWSA&index=4&t=5s

Removal of this screw pump took all day and a couple of cranes and if you watch closely you can see that the pump "jumps" and nearly collides with the other piping.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

High School Retreat - YMCA Camp Santa Maria



Nutrient Removal Construction

About once a month since February of 2018 I have been flying a wastewater plant under construction to take some shots of progress.  Here they are in order showing the almost completely original plant, digging for the new basins and the now the basins nearly complete.  This plant is adding annoxic zones and dewatering.





































Sunday, October 21, 2018

Blodget Peak Hike

We just returned form a vacation to North Carolina which was great but had some trying moments.  Our little girl got an ear infection and was not a great sleeper in bed with us so my morning started before 4 am most of the time.  We did have a great time and were able to spend some time with loved ones.  I had an extra day when we got back so I work up early and tackled a difficult hike I've been thinking about for quite a while.  I struggled a lot but it helped tie the trip and the last couple months together.  The long struggle and long game are worth it.  I find myself seeking the quick dopamine hits with my phone, food, and all kinds of other things in life.  The 5 hr hike was not quick or easy success.



Friday, August 24, 2018

Anaerobic Digester Dome Removal

Biological treatment of wastewater is an amazing thing.  One small portion in some facilities is taking solids, digesting them, capturing the gas they produce and then dewatering those solids.  That gas can be corrosive and eat away metal so the domes need to be replaced.  This was the removal of an old digester lid.  The weight of this guy was around 40,000 lbs and is 100' dia.

Monday, June 11, 2018

A very full weekend

Friday was the culmination of recital week with Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, followed by a trip to the AFA fire department to watch a helicopter take off and a car be lit on fire.  Then off to a friends birthday party.  It was quite full!


 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Palmer Lake to Woodmen Road

We rode from Palmer Lake to Woodmen Road.  An estimated 19 miles!  All on the Santa Fe Trail although it is called something else now.  So proud of my family.



Thursday, May 31, 2018