I ran a little script to check the color of the pixel 5 from the left and bottom of each newpix:
(All the snipped ones are #000000.)
So, not a lot of change (yet), although what you see apparently depends on browser / OS / whatever.
It would indeed be a lame ending if the picture just fades out. But unless it speeds up, that might take quite a while.
Edit: note that this is on my local collection, downloaded as they appear. Randall could be retroactively change the older newpix and I'd never know.
Drakeesh wrote:Edited to add a prediction:
I think that the possible lightening of the pixels may be indicative that the sun is just starting to go down, (more a contrast change than a absolute colour change). I think that the sky will begin to darken as well, and after 15-20 Newpix the scene will be a uniform dull grey. Then, from out of nowhere, LaPetite will return with various floodlights and continue building/saving the castle and the flags from the rising sea (which is Big). Or, in the cover of darkness, the Raptors will frolic in the sand leaving nothing but ominous footprints.
Good point, also need to check the color of the sky.
Added that to my little checking script. So far, always #ffffff.