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


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


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!