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


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


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!