Colour distortions

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There is some discrepancy in the various characteristics of color distortions caused by psychedelic substances, as we only describe one variant (color shifting) which is named ambiguously.

Definitions

  • Shift (move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.)
  • Shifting (changing, especially unpredictably.)

Ambiguity

Though "Shifting" is potentially reasonable, it can give the impression of an element moving position rather than changing in quality. In the following example, "shifting" is used to refer to the misalignment of RGB channels. An experience I have had with a high dose of 2C-C specifically.

Shifting.jpg

We also describe diffraction in an article which appears to represent this quality:

 Caption
ETH-LAD
2C-D
4-HO-DiPT
Methallylescaline
TMA-6
MPT
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
4-AcO-MiPT
1P-ETH-LAD
Psilocybin mushrooms
DOB
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
25C-NBOMe
3C-E
DOI
4-HO-MiPT
25I-NBOMe
MiPLA
25I-NBOH
DOM
MET
4-HO-MPT
Experience: 80mg EPT - Bummer
Diffraction.jpgDiffraction Shades by capture-life-with-lens.tumblr.com
AL-LAD
Proscaline
Glare.jpgGlare by Anonymous
PARGY-LAD
Βk-2C-B
DET
25D-NBOMe
Experience: 200µg 1P-LSD (sublingual) + 12mg CBD - The Vortex of Empathy
Experience:2mg 25C-NBOMe - Experimental trip to test personal limits of NBOMes
5-MeO-DiPT
Allylescaline
Experience:75 mg - Good tunes feat. Jeb Bush
DOC
TMA-2
EPT
LSM-775
25B-NBOH
4-HO-EPT
4-HO-DPT
4-AcO-DET
Experience:5g Mushrooms - Failed attempt at a Terence Mckenna style trip.
25C-NBOH
Experience: 80mg EPT - Slight improvement
4-AcO-DMT
Experience:12 mg AMT - Nicely Surprised
Psilocin
PRO-LAD


There is also a phenomenon called chromatic aberration, caused by distortion of a camera lens, which appears like this:

Chromatic aberration (comparison).jpg

Aberration.gif

Also, as the size of an aperture like the iris increases, diffraction distortions become apparent:

Aperture Sun Flare.jpg

Issue

In our article for color shifting, the images examples we refer to exhibit colors which change in a cyclic nature:

 Caption
MPT
3C-E
ΑMT
4-HO-MiPT
Amanita muscaria
25I-NBOMe
Flowers by Chelsea Morgan.gifFlowers by Chelsea Morgan
4-AcO-DET
Experience:Mushrooms and Snuff Films -- Trip Report (3.5 grams)
Garden Painting by Anonymous.jpgGarden painting by Anonymous
Experience:170mg 4-AcO-DMT - Recklessness rewarded
Proscaline
2C-E
MiPT
4-HO-MPT
Experience:BK-2C-B - Various experiences
ALD-52
Experience:4x 200ug tabs - You do not need to understand
DOB
1P-ETH-LAD
2C-B-FLY
25D-NBOMe
Experience:1000 Morning Glory seeds - Rediscovering the Self
DMT
Experience:40mg DMT - Second breakthrough
Experience:3.5g psilocybe cubensis - Relinquishing of Material Chains/Fear and Desolation
2C-I
25C-NBOMe
LSZ
25C-NBOH
2C-C
1P-LSD
4-AcO-DMT
Experience:DXM & DPH in combination
Efavirenz
25I-NBOH
Mescaline
4-HO-EPT
Colour shifting field.jpgField by Anonymous
Japanese Maple.jpgJapanese Maple by Anonymous
Methallylescaline
DET
5-MeO-DALT
LSA
Psilocybin mushrooms
Experience:150mg MDMA + 20mg 2C-B - I designed it this way myself
DOI
Escaline
2C-T-21
DOC
LSM-775
4-AcO-DiPT
Ibogaine
TMA-2
TMA-6
Bufotenin
ETH-LAD
2C-D
Psilocin
MET
5-MeO-DMT
Βk-2C-B
Experience:2.5g - Swim's first mushroom trip
Mirtazapine
1B-LSD
2C-T-2
Experience:100ug 1P-LSD - A Fear and loathing into Bliss
AL-LAD
Experience:LSA (20 HWBR seeds) – A pleasant adventure with a harsh body load
4-HO-DET
25B-NBOH
4-HO-DiPT
Bromo-DragonFLY
LSD
4-AcO-MET
25B-NBOMe
5-MeO-MiPT
DOM
Experience:230ug of LSD- An amazing adventure by vikilikepsych
5-MeO-DiPT
4-HO-DPT
Experience:3 Grams of Mushrooms - Reset on my Life, Experiencing Satori and the Cosmic Perspective
Experience:300µg LSD - Togetherness and the Silent Dusk
MiPLA
4-HO-MET
4-AcO-MiPT
LucytheFairy.gifLucy the Fairy by StingrayZ
WcYKq.gifPainting by Anonymous
PRO-LAD
2C-T-7
2C-P
Ayahuasca
5-MeO-DiBF
PARGY-LAD
2C-B
Allylescaline
DPT


Description

Colour shifting can be described as a visual effect in which the colors of various objects (particularly bright or out of place objects) shift and change their appearance through a repeated cycling of varying colors in a strange and fluid motion across their surface. For example, moss on a rock could physically shift from green to red to blue to any other color and then back to green again in the visual style of a smooth and seamless animated loop.

Proposal

I propose that we rename the cycling of colors to one of the following, so that we can also describe other color distortions.

  • Leave as is Colour shifting for historic reasons
  • Colour cycling (move in or follow a regularly repeated sequence of events.)
  • Colour changing (make or become different.)
  • Please add anything else which might be suitable!

With an alternative name we can then describe the misaligned channels effect as something below.

  • Colour dispersion seems most fitting currently wikipedia
  • Colour shifting (changing, especially unpredictably.)
  • Colour displacement (the action of moving something from its place or position.)
  • Colour misalignment (the incorrect arrangement or position of something in relation to something else.)
  • Please add anything else which might be suitable!