Weymouth Tower gets in the picture with changing weather

Dorset Echo: A rainbow near the Weymouth Tower A rainbow near the Weymouth Tower

THE new Weymouth Tower is framed spectacularly by a rainbow in a weekend of changing weather.

Mark Probin captured this striking image on Friday evening as the sun was setting.

Weymouth resident Mark, 39, said: “I was walking up Bond Street and I could see the tower lit up and I thought light was being projected onto it.

“I noticed a rainbow. It was only there for a few minutes and I took a picture with my mobile phone.”

It came on a weekend which brought mixed weather including blue skies, sunshine, heavy rain and hail.

The Weymouth Tower’s viewing gondola is currently being tested and the attraction is set to open ahead of schedule on Friday, June 22.

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11:24am Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

Great picture Mark. Doesn't seem to reproduce as clearly as the original on this site though.
Great picture Mark. Doesn't seem to reproduce as clearly as the original on this site though. Genghis
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12:07pm Mon 23 Apr 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Rainbow over Weymouth Bay while the sun was setting!
Glad that the Echo included this as 'News'. It must be a long time since we last had any rainbows, must be nothing much else for them to tell us about.
Rainbow over Weymouth Bay while the sun was setting! Glad that the Echo included this as 'News'. It must be a long time since we last had any rainbows, must be nothing much else for them to tell us about. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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12:14pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it.
Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it. Genghis
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12:31pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Crabber says...

Genghis wrote:
Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it.
As a complete detester of 'The Muff' and all things concerned with it including the Olymprics, May I say that this is a very good photograph. I also concur with Genghis's comment
[quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it.[/p][/quote]As a complete detester of 'The Muff' and all things concerned with it including the Olymprics, May I say that this is a very good photograph. I also concur with Genghis's comment Crabber
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12:39pm Mon 23 Apr 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

OK Crabber and Genghis, I agree, nice picture but 'news', would it have been included here if it didn't include that huge white chimney?
OK Crabber and Genghis, I agree, nice picture but 'news', would it have been included here if it didn't include that huge white chimney? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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12:47pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

Who cares? It's a great picture of the seafront and well worth giving it a wider circulation. So much nicer than 100% doom and gloom all the time. Would be nice if the OHEC could put the picture on in a better quality though.
Who cares? It's a great picture of the seafront and well worth giving it a wider circulation. So much nicer than 100% doom and gloom all the time. Would be nice if the OHEC could put the picture on in a better quality though. Genghis
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12:49pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

Genghis wrote:
Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it.
I would have thought to look at this he would need to be online,and if he is then he must be paying something,unless he's getting it for free.
The photo looks photoshopped to me,but I could be wrong
[quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: Mr Happy is on form. You aren't paying for this so if you aren't interested it's simple, don't look at it.[/p][/quote]I would have thought to look at this he would need to be online,and if he is then he must be paying something,unless he's getting it for free. The photo looks photoshopped to me,but I could be wrong jmc1
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12:54pm Mon 23 Apr 12

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

jmc1
Looking at the pic again, I agree that those clouds don't look like ones that I have seen around here, especially as the prevailing winds are from west to east. Never mind, it has made at least 2 of the viewers of the website happy, 'little things amuse etc'.
jmc1 Looking at the pic again, I agree that those clouds don't look like ones that I have seen around here, especially as the prevailing winds are from west to east. Never mind, it has made at least 2 of the viewers of the website happy, 'little things amuse etc'. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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1:00pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original. Genghis
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1:07pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

Genghis wrote:
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
Has the original been photoshopped ??
[quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.[/p][/quote]Has the original been photoshopped ?? jmc1
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1:09pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
Has the original been photoshopped ??
No.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.[/p][/quote]Has the original been photoshopped ??[/p][/quote]No. Genghis
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1:16pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

Genghis wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
Has the original been photoshopped ??
No.
Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is.
[quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.[/p][/quote]Has the original been photoshopped ??[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is. jmc1
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1:16pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Mark Probin says...

Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it.

My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it!

As for photoshopping, here is the original

http://markprobin.co
.uk/sun.jpg
Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it. My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it! As for photoshopping, here is the original http://markprobin.co .uk/sun.jpg Mark Probin
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1:19pm Mon 23 Apr 12

ohcetesrod says...

jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
Has the original been photoshopped ??
No.
Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is.
“I noticed a rainbow. It was only there for a few minutes and I took a picture with my mobile phone.”.
.
And just show you know, megapixels don't determine how good a camera is.
.
The reason the online pic looks so poor is that they converted a JPEG to a GIF
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.[/p][/quote]Has the original been photoshopped ??[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is.[/p][/quote]“I noticed a rainbow. It was only there for a few minutes and I took a picture with my mobile phone.”. . And just show you know, megapixels don't determine how good a camera is. . The reason the online pic looks so poor is that they converted a JPEG to a GIF ohcetesrod
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1:20pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

Mark Probin wrote:
Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it.

My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it!

As for photoshopping, here is the original

http://markprobin.co

.uk/sun.jpg
Just had a look,the originals much better. Someone at the echo has cocked up big style.
[quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it. My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it! As for photoshopping, here is the original http://markprobin.co .uk/sun.jpg[/p][/quote]Just had a look,the originals much better. Someone at the echo has cocked up big style. jmc1
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1:34pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

ohcetesrod wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
jmc1 wrote:
Genghis wrote:
That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.
Has the original been photoshopped ??
No.
Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is.
“I noticed a rainbow. It was only there for a few minutes and I took a picture with my mobile phone.”.
.
And just show you know, megapixels don't determine how good a camera is.
.
The reason the online pic looks so poor is that they converted a JPEG to a GIF
I never said megapixels determined how good a camera is,if you have a slr with 3 mps it will sometimes be better than a compact with 8. In some cases more is better if you want to blow the photo up.In my case I would rather have an SLR with at least 10,then I have more scope to play around with.
[quote][p][bold]ohcetesrod[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Genghis[/bold] wrote: That's due to the quality that the OHEC has reproduced it as. I've seen the original.[/p][/quote]Has the original been photoshopped ??[/p][/quote]No.[/p][/quote]Then I find it strange that a photo taken and then posted online differs as you say that much.I could go outside now,take a photo,post online and there wouldn't be much difference,if anything.It would be interesting to find out what camera he used and what the megapixel size is.[/p][/quote]“I noticed a rainbow. It was only there for a few minutes and I took a picture with my mobile phone.”. . And just show you know, megapixels don't determine how good a camera is. . The reason the online pic looks so poor is that they converted a JPEG to a GIF[/p][/quote]I never said megapixels determined how good a camera is,if you have a slr with 3 mps it will sometimes be better than a compact with 8. In some cases more is better if you want to blow the photo up.In my case I would rather have an SLR with at least 10,then I have more scope to play around with. jmc1
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2:56pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Duckorange says...

And to placate all the moaners, here's what it would look like if it HAD been photoshopped: http://www.twitpic.c
om/9d5ad9
And to placate all the moaners, here's what it would look like if it HAD been photoshopped: http://www.twitpic.c om/9d5ad9 Duckorange
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3:43pm Mon 23 Apr 12

bollywood says...

Lovely scenery, beautiful colours, shame about the factory chimney
Lovely scenery, beautiful colours, shame about the factory chimney bollywood
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4:58pm Mon 23 Apr 12

Genghis says...

Duckorange wrote:
And to placate all the moaners, here's what it would look like if it HAD been photoshopped: http://www.twitpic.c

om/9d5ad9
Brilliant ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Duckorange[/bold] wrote: And to placate all the moaners, here's what it would look like if it HAD been photoshopped: http://www.twitpic.c om/9d5ad9[/p][/quote]Brilliant ;-) Genghis
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5:24pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

Mark Probin wrote:
Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it.

My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it!

As for photoshopping, here is the original

http://markprobin.co

.uk/sun.jpg
Well Mark has it been photo shopped ie the original
[quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it. My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it! As for photoshopping, here is the original http://markprobin.co .uk/sun.jpg[/p][/quote]Well Mark has it been photo shopped ie the original jmc1
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5:32pm Mon 23 Apr 12

jmc1 says...

jmc1 wrote:
Mark Probin wrote:
Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it.

My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it!

As for photoshopping, here is the original

http://markprobin.co


.uk/sun.jpg
Well Mark has it been photo shopped ie the original
Sorry not the original, the one on here.And did they change it,or you
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it. My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it! As for photoshopping, here is the original http://markprobin.co .uk/sun.jpg[/p][/quote]Well Mark has it been photo shopped ie the original[/p][/quote]Sorry not the original, the one on here.And did they change it,or you jmc1
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7:43pm Mon 23 Apr 12

kwhat says...

Nice photo but it makes that tower thing look even more ridiculous!!!!
Nice photo but it makes that tower thing look even more ridiculous!!!! kwhat
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8:22am Tue 24 Apr 12

Mr irate says...

This Mark Probin guy seems to spend an awful lot of time in the Echo!
Every other week he seems to be telling us something or another.
He must spend a lot of time outside the bond Street toilets!!!
This Mark Probin guy seems to spend an awful lot of time in the Echo! Every other week he seems to be telling us something or another. He must spend a lot of time outside the bond Street toilets!!! Mr irate
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3:51pm Tue 24 Apr 12

Simon 1965 says...

Don`t get dragged down by the negativity of the usual suspects Mark.

It really is a wonderful picture!

Cheers
Simon N.
Don`t get dragged down by the negativity of the usual suspects Mark. It really is a wonderful picture! Cheers Simon N. Simon 1965
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8:17am Thu 26 Apr 12

Macca84 says...

Mark Probin wrote:
Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it.

My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it!

As for photoshopping, here is the original

http://markprobin.co

.uk/sun.jpg
Apparently some people on this site would rather read stories about muggings or stabbings. How on earth these people have managed to find something to complain about with a photo is beyond me. What miserable lives they lead.
[quote][p][bold]Mark Probin[/bold] wrote: Apologies for sending in a photo with a bit of 'feel good' to it. My comments to the ECHO were that I thought it was ironic that they have built a viewing tower to give you some cracking views (which it will), but on this occasion the best view was with it in it! As for photoshopping, here is the original http://markprobin.co .uk/sun.jpg[/p][/quote]Apparently some people on this site would rather read stories about muggings or stabbings. How on earth these people have managed to find something to complain about with a photo is beyond me. What miserable lives they lead. Macca84
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11:44am Thu 26 Apr 12

RepublicOfSouthill says...

Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets.
Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets. RepublicOfSouthill
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1:10pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Mr irate says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets.
It's all starting to make sense now.
Maybe the Echo should run a competition.
Who is probing Probin???
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets.[/p][/quote]It's all starting to make sense now. Maybe the Echo should run a competition. Who is probing Probin??? Mr irate
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3:10pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Amicus says...

nice pick
nice pick Amicus
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4:50pm Thu 26 Apr 12

Desk24 says...

Its cosmic, the tower needs some colour, a touch of blue.
Its cosmic, the tower needs some colour, a touch of blue. Desk24
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11:05am Fri 27 Apr 12

JamesYoung says...

"cosmic".
Spot the guy who was grew up in the hippy era.
"cosmic". Spot the guy who was grew up in the hippy era. JamesYoung
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8:33pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Desk24 says...

It is taking shape, needs more color.
It is taking shape, needs more color. Desk24
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8:37pm Fri 27 Apr 12

Desk24 says...

Am I bothered? face, bothered, you cakking me a hippy? more color!
Am I bothered? face, bothered, you cakking me a hippy? more color! Desk24
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9:55am Sat 28 Apr 12

nobby43 says...

RepublicOfSouthill wrote:
Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets.
Obviously at the same time that you yourself are loitering or perhaps lurking in the area of the Bond Street toilets. What are you hoping to catch a glimpse of?
[quote][p][bold]RepublicOfSouthill[/bold] wrote: Mr irate, I have to agree. I've also seen him loitering near the Bond Street toilets.[/p][/quote]Obviously at the same time that you yourself are loitering or perhaps lurking in the area of the Bond Street toilets. What are you hoping to catch a glimpse of? nobby43
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4:44pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Old Bill says...

I understand that during the Olympics they are going to be siting ground to air missiles on the tower.
I understand that during the Olympics they are going to be siting ground to air missiles on the tower. Old Bill
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