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


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


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!