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


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


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!