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


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


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!