The Coney Island Parachute Jump by Paul Gitto

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The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, whose iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark. 262 feet tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the “Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn”. It was built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current site, then part of the Steeplechase Park amusement park, in 1941. It is the only portion of Steeplechase Park still standing today. The ride ceased operations in 1968.

Below the tower we see new digital antennas on the roofs of houses below.

Taken from Car with Nikon D70s 70mm Fl, F/13, 1/640 sec.

Paul is an avid nature enthusiast, bible scholar, astronomer, astrophotographer and has been a planetarium operator/lecturer at The Robert J. Novins Planetarium.
Paul’s nature photography includes Wildlife, Atmospheric Optics , Sunsets, the Pine Barrens and various other objects pertaining to hidden beauty found in nature.

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  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 6 years ago

    Nice shot of a historical structure, Paul…Lynn

  • Thank you Lynn! I never rode it, but I did see it in operation.

    – Paul Gitto

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 6 years ago

    I never been that far east

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoabout 6 years ago

    I like the look of this pic in the B&W—-it looks cool.

  • It’s actually Sepia, but looks washed out on RB.

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 6 years ago

    oh havin fun findin old stuff……………..good for you brah’

  • I liked the contrast of the old structure behind the new digital antennas.

    – Paul Gitto

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 6 years ago

    looks like an antenna itself………….kool…………

  • webbie
    webbieabout 6 years ago

    AWSOME Capture Paul…and I love the tones:)

  • Thank you Thelma!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 6 years ago

    Very, very cool! Terrific tones! Great info! Nice work, Paul!!

  • Thanks much Daniel!

    – Paul Gitto

  • Donna Adamski
    Donna Adamskiabout 6 years ago

    Really cool…wonderfully captured :)

  • linda858100
    linda858100about 6 years ago


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