- Jul 31, 2009
I see blue and gold, because of the shitty instagram filter they used.
No one likes to believe their senses are screwing with them.The Rogue Wolf said:Also, I'm amused how many people will say "Well, I see it this way, and so obviously that's what it is, and anyone who says otherwise is just stupid".
Yes people do get angry, but it's understandable.Eclipse Dragon said:So what am I doing when I see blue and gold?"So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black."
It's a fun little eye experiment, but did people seriously lose their shit over this?
Edit: For anybody who wants to test they're eyes to see how well they see color and in what areas they may be lacking. The Online Color Challenge [http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge] is a fun thing to do when you're bored.
Yeah, seeing it as white and gold certainly seems to be the brain accommodate for shade. If you compare the dresses (even though they're only one dress) you'll note that one looks like it's in the shade (gold and white) and the other doesn't (black and blue).floppylobster said:Yesterday I had been seeing it as gold & white. This morning when I woke up I saw it as blue & black.
Just now, my cat walks in the room and I follow her out on a sunny balcony. I walked back in and looked again, and the dress was gold & white again. So I close my eyes for a couple of minutes (as they were when i was sleeping), my irises narrow, and it returns to blue and black.
It's to do with the aperture of your iris when you look at it. If you're seeing blue and black look into a light source for a few seconds until your pupils dilate. Then look at it.
Excuse you? You don't believe it, that's fine. But you clearly do not even know what pseudoscience is. It has nothing to do with color blindness. That is a direct result of cone cell variations. This has nothing to do with that. This is about perception but I wouldn't expect you to understand anything.mad825 said:Wow, that's some amazing scientific evidence!! Did you learn that at school? Is it also a scientific fact that apples taste good?Baresark said:People look at the same picture on the same monitor and see different things.
You have yet to overcome bias let alone overcoming the fact that it's bloody insane to establish someone's colour blindness on a computer monitor.
Oh man, thanks for putting those pictures up. I was looking at the one in this article and trying to figure out how you could possible get blue and black out of that picture. But then, I saw your three pictures and for just a second, maybe even half a second, the one in the middle darkened enough that I could briefly see the trick. Otherwise, I was just going to go nuts trying to see this.Lightknight said:I think the images that we're shown differ. This one looks blue with darker gold/tan/black. The one I was shown this morning looked absolutely white and gold. I think some people are seeing a white-balanced version of this picture:
The one I was shown first was the one on the far left. That still looks mostly white (but light blue) and gold while the middle one is clearly blue and black (or dark gold like it appears around the neck).
Genuinely curious, do you see the top colors here also as white and gold?Sniper Team 4 said:Oh man, thanks for putting those pictures up. I was looking at the one in this article and trying to figure out how you could possible get blue and black out of that picture. But then, I saw your three pictures and for just a second, maybe even half a second, the one in the middle darkened enough that I could briefly see the trick. Otherwise, I was just going to go nuts trying to see this.
This is pretty freaking cool.
I put this into photoshop and zoomed into the specific pixels to confirm it is a very light blue, and a strong gold colour. I was about to write a comment about how while the blue is perfectly true, the black is absolute nonsense, then after about 10 minutes I went back into photoshop and... It's dark blue and pure black.Shanahanapp said:Weird. Looked once and it was white and gold. Looked again a couple minutes later and it's blue and black. And now it won't change back.
It looked white. so i had to doublecheck. Photoshop confirmed that its blue and gold.Why does this dress look white one moment, and blue the next?
no, our eyes are actually quite horrible because we never fully evolved to see above-ground unlike some other mammals. this is why human eyesight, as much as we rely on it, are inferior to many other animals. our eyes have many flaws. they are actually horrible are representing "reality". yet we rely on them a lot.We like to think our eyes can be trusted above all else
well then blame the camera operator because the actual RGB color in that picture is 120:106:67 which resolves to a brownish gold. (of course with variation for shadows). the blue area resolves to 128:140:178 which is light blue. if the dress was not blue and gold then the camera taking the picture has failed.Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said the dress was blue and gold, which was a misreading of one of the quotes from our source. The dress is actually blue and black and the story has been updated. We blame the llamas.
I put it on photoshop exported the color and made a new image that was filled entirely with that single color, so no contrast illusions. the colors of the image is blue and gold/brown. if the dress does not match the problem exists with the photo camera and not the eyes.TopazFusion said:Rest assured, the dress is actually blue and black, as the image from the dress's online store page confirms:
thumbnail looked blue and gold. image looked white and gold. doublechecked in photoshop - blue and gold.Silentpony said:I don't get it. I saw Blue and gold instantly, showed it to my roommate, he say blue/gold and then his girlfriend also saw blue/gold(Although to be fair she said either gold or metallic yellow)
You guys sure this isn't just a taco news that got you? That the joke is there is no joke? That it's just a picture of a dress and someone is telling you it changes colors.
People who are used to taking pictures will "auto-correct" it as just having horrible white-balance which is exactly what it initially looks like. and if you actually correct that with idea that it is white you get the left picture from Lightknight.Hagi said:Genuinely curious, do you see the top colors here also as white and gold?