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


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


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!