Since it hit Tumblr yesterday, the image below has started an internet schism that may never be healed. Some maniacs, it seems, see the dress as gold and white, while other completely reasonable people see it as blue and black.
guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the fuck out
So I just looked at this like, it’s blue and black obviously and all my friends were like no it’s blue and gold. Now I’m super confused, what is eyesight?
I see it as white and gold. My friend right here sees it as blue and black. I CANT HANDLE THIS
if that’s not gold my entire life has been a lie
I am seeing Blue and Black, how are people seeing it different? Is there some sort of mind sorcery happening here?! 😮
i just saw it as gold and white which was weird bc earlier it was blue and black so i thought maybe ye were fucking with me but i went to reblog and now its blue and black again?!1?
I AM GOING TO CRY
My class just had a debate over this. Half sees black and blue, the other half sees gold and white. Someone please explain this…
SPREAD THIS UNTIL IT REACHES NASA WE MUST FIND ANSWERS
Update: this thing changed color in front of my fricken face. How does that even happen.
After a minor freak-out (because I somehow saw it both ways at different times), I asked my friend Ben, a post production supervisor in Los Angeles, to weigh in.
You know, the people who make your TV shows look good between filming and the time they hit your screen?
According to Ben, the photo — taken with a camera phone in poor lighting — casts the whites in a blue tone and mutes the gold to a darker color.
People who see blue and black are seeing the photo at face value. People who see gold and white are compensating to the photo’s lighting and aesthetic.
Here’s the dress with the blue-toned light taken out — a little color correction by our post production expert.
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