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"'The sooner we get on the train, the better," he said. "At least I can get away from Percy at Hogwarts. Now he’s accusing me of dripping tea on his photo of Penelope Clearwater. You know," Ron grimaced, "his girlfriend. She’s hidden her face under the frame because her nose has gone all blotchy…"'
- J.K. Rowling ~ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Welcome one and all to The Whomping Willow's Round Table. We want your opinion, yes you! Each month we will be presenting a new topic, and The Whomping Willow wants to know just how you feel! After all, you can't expect the talking tree to give you all the answers, you know. As such, we always welcome your suggestions! If you have a topic you would like to see explored at The Whomping Willow's Round Table, please feel free to let Yasmine know.

This round table is a safe space, one where everyone can express their opinions on issues, in a HEX appropriate way, of course. And The Whomping Willow, in its infinite kindness wants to reward you for your opinions, assuming you follow the rules of The Round Table.


Each month, The Whomping Willow will count participation to the discussion with at least 3 sentences towards the drawing of the Book of Records. Additionally, there may be monthly rewards randomized from all eligible users.

This month, we will be discussing
Photographs


The Whomping Willow has some questions to get you started...

+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?


Please feel free to pose other questions, or reply to other users' questions, so long as it is somewhat related to the topic we are discussing.


This month's discussion will end on March 14th at 11:59pm HEX time. Any post outside this timeline will not count towards the Book of Records, but you are free to continue the discussion. - Please post all questions in this thread or owl Cat or Yasmine.


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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.

I am not a super fan of pictures of people. I love other photographs, but There is something off about pictures. Now if I could only get mine to move that would be a different story, lol.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?

Again, I hate pictures of myself. I tend to avoid them at all costs. I just came across some that were taken of me years ago and I cringed.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?

Landscapes and animals. Especially horses. something so beautiful and regal about horse. Or a falcon or a wolf, lol.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?

As I said above 'living' pictures would be great. I would love to really, really see my loved ones non-static.

Edited by Kestrel Winter

 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I would much rather enjoy the moment without wanting to take pictures of it. Having said that I do want to try photography, but focusing more on nature and wildlife than of moments in life.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I hate having pictures of me taken. Absolutely hate it.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
Mostly wildlife, athough I do like ones that are candid life shots.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
I think that it would be cool if the picture could move and react, means that you wouldn't be permanently stuck in the awkward eyes closed position that always seems to happen in photos
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.

I actually think moments captured in memory have more meaning.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?

No, do not like pictures taken of me and its a rare photo of my self that I like.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?

I love portraits. Not selfies, meaningful portraits of people engaged in their passion. An artist in their studio, a gardener in their garden, a rider and their horse. I.e. Jane Goodall in her environment, Picasso at his easel.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?

No. We have technology today that does allow us to see moving images. I like the static nature of a photograph. I like imagining or 'remembering' a person or place. The only exception would be a photograph that was actually a portal to another realm. That would be awesome.

 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I enjoy having the photo to look at later, but I would rather someone else take it. I like to live in the moment.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I like the photos I take. I tend to be very good at taking them. I've won photo contests and cash prizes before.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
I love nature photos. They are beautiful <3

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
That would be amazing <3
 

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I don't take a lot of pictures, usually, and sometimes I regret it, but I also feel like I am enjoying it enough in the moment not to need to capture it. If anything, I take a lot of pictures of my dog, but that's mostly because I want to send them to people who are missing the cute things she does.
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I do like taking scenic pictures. They look great on your phone screen and on your laptop. I also enjoy the moment when I don't think about taking a picture of it.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I hate taking pictures of me. I do know friends like taking group pictures which I don't mind too much.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
Anything that's looks interesting and positive, dramatic and funny. I don't like horror, gruesome or just bad taste.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
I wish some of our photos could move and react to the environment. I don't think I would like people who have passed away to start to move and react. That would freak me out.
 

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Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I love taking pictures. It's a great way to remember what was going on. I look back with fondness on the pictures I have taken. I have thousands of them. I love sitting down and going through the photo albums

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I hate having my photo taken. I will if I meet a celebrity,,,but other than that no...

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
It varies. I love landscapes. I love looking at pictures from Renaissance Faires, animals and others.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
It would depend on the photo. If it were of people just posing for a photo I would NOT want them moving. If it was something like a sports event having them move would be great.
 

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Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity. in my world I more often find the perfection in the imperfections...we can spend all day trying to get the perfect shot but at the end of the day what do you have ...generally cranky toured people who are sick of having cameras in there face...we should be living fully in the moment not sort of three but behind a lens.



+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you? some I like and some I hate ...but in the end, your family just wants to see you in them that do not care about your hair or your clothes..they care about the memories that were capryured by your closeness.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at? old family pics are my fav
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+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
Like the live setting on my cam ..it just shows a little nit more personality.
 

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Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity?
It's important to fully enjoy a moment in time, right when it's happening, without worrying about posing (or not posing, aka candids!) for photographs. Having said that, photos help us look back at fun moments in life. Especially if we are sad or upset, and unable to think of happy memories, photographs might transport us back in time to happier memories, thus lifting our moods.

How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I love taking photographs, and having my photographs taken by other people. Although I'm quite horrible at posing, I have a few trusted "photographers" who can make me look good anytime, anywhere!

What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
I mostly love pictures depicting natural beauty and landscapes, like waterfalls, mountains, etc. I also love architectural beauties, so would love to see aesthetically taken shots of buildings and monuments. Recently, I've been drawn to human photography too.

Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
If our photographs could move and interact with the environment, it would have been fantastic!! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem likely to come true any soon!

 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I love taking photos! But it is also important to enjoy the moment. When I went to Kenya, we were told to enjoy our time and not worry about trying to take a bunch of photos or videos, because the tour group leaders would do that and provide a disc for us later. I wish I had listened to them more. Instead, I had my camera up to my face early on, and I feel like I missed some of the experience. But I think the camera was also my safety net, and gave me an excuse not to put myself out there.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
Sometimes I like to have pictures of special events / places, but most of the time I prefer to be behind the camera. No daily selfies for me!

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
Nature! Especially animals, flowers, water, sunsets.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
I think that would be fun. But I guess that would be similar to videos, and we have the technology for that.
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I think when I am with a bunch of people I am far more apt to be a shutter bug but if I am alone or with my husband just having that moment of peace and tranquility focused on the two of us and/or the beauty surrounding us I don't want cameras interfering in those moments
+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you? I detest having my picture taken always have
+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at? The grands doing silly things or catching them in unguarded moments and animals who are always cute also Building I love Architecture and scenic Beauty
+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward? I have ones that move its called TV....LOL no really static photography is fine with me it would be a bit disconcerting having a painting that actually watched you I certainly wouldn't have any in private areas of my home
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity?
I like the idea of taking photos, but I usually don't think about it. I don't really mind though since I do like to just enjoy a moment and pictures never capture it right anyway.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I don't mind having my photo taken. My boyfriend likes photography and will take photos of me a lot. I find it flattering that he wants to have reminders of me around.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
I like photos of animals and landscapes. They are so cute or pretty and I just want to keep looking at them.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
I think it would be awesome. The problem with photos is that they tend to lose some of the personal pieces of a person, but that would be fixed if they could move.
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
No, to be honest, I hate taking pictures. Having to stop in the middle of a moment or event and take a picture takes me out of that experience. That said, there are times, especially as I've gotten older, that I have been grateful to have a picture of something to refresh my memory. But on the whole, no.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
Do you mean pictures taken "of" me? No. I hate being in pictures now that I'm older and heavier. When I was young I enjoyed it quite a lot. I used to model and dance and I love the pictures of me 'back in the day'. Now, I don't even recognize myself when I see my picture and I don't like what I see.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
Beautiful ones that are evocative. Anything with a cat or kitten. Landscapes. Animals. Nature. Magical things.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
I'm torn on this. I love the fact that portraits can interact with you, and that giraffes can walk across a landscape, but most of them I would find very aggravating. I don't like things that move on webpages, so I'm assuming I wouldn't care for pictures that actually moved.

 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
When I go travelling I like to take photographs of the places that I visit. I usually try to take quirky photos that are out of the ordinary. I am not so keen on typical pictures of regular sightseeing spots. And it is not always necessary to have people in the photo. Sometimes, I think that the photos are more interesting without people - whether family, friends, or strangers - in the images.
 

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+ Do you enjoy to take photos, or would you rather enjoy a beautiful moment without having the urge to capture it for eternity.
I do enjoy taking pictures, though it really depends on the occasion. Having an image can help you remember a time that otherwise might've been a vague memory. It's also nice to have the images to show others.

+ How about pictures from yourself? Do you like them, or would you prefer not to have any photos taken from you?
I've got very mixed feelings about them Things like selfies? I almost always hate those. I don't think I look all too charming, so I'd prefer not taking them and only take them when I have some reason to - like getting a hair cut, dying it etc. Having myself in a group picture is nice though, as well as when I'm doing something and someone takes a picture without me realizing. They always turn out quite nicely.

+ What kinds of pictures do you enjoy looking at?
Lots of pictures. I enjoy pictures of beautiful landscapes, of animals, but also really love looking at pictures from when I was a baby and a child, or pictures from 10 years ago.

+ Do you wish our photographs could move and react to the environment, too, like in the wizarding world? Or do you think that makes photos more awkward?
To be honest, this kind of feels like what a gif or video does. I suppose it could be nice to have those in an actual picture too, although not too many people still use those anyway.
 

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