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


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


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!