Making a splash with unsplash

At Nautical Chart Wallpaper we have been creating Nautical Chart Wallpaper murals for 14 years. We are counting on doing nautical chart murals for at least another 14 years -- more if we can persuade one or more of our kids to take the business over some years from now.

Photo by Andrew Preble

Photo by Andrew Preble

But you, the faithful reader of our blog, already know this.  And further, you know that we do MORE than just nautical chart murals.  We do golf course murals from satellite imagery. We do murals from family photographs.  We do topographical murals for our land-locked map lovers.

So why haven't we touted murals from award-winning photographers? In a word, copyright protection. Almost all professional photographers -- and many amateur photographers -- copyright their photos. That means if we use one of them without their permission, they are only too happy to sue the daylights out of us AND you!

Photo by Paul Morris

Photo by Paul Morris

However, now there is a way to have a mural from the best photographers around. And we have to give the founders of Unsplash.com our hearty approbation for starting the site. You can sign up for free and get free photographs every week if you like, or just go their site and check out the photographs. 

Photo by Yashishtha

Photo by Yashishtha

Now then, what do you think all these photos have in common? Answer: They are all free for anyone to use for any reason!  There are no royalties, permissions, potential lawsuits, etc. You can have access to free downloads no questions asked!

But do you know what would be a MAGNIFICENT way to use these images? YES! A mural for your home or office.  But a fair warning: If you decide to go this route, be sure to work with a nice company who can graphically prepare your image so that it doesn't diffuse when enlarged to mural dimensions. Look no further than Nautical Chart Wallpaper. You need our experience in creating quality murals and we, in turn, will reward your trust with a mural that is printed on professional grade wallcovering that is made to last. 

Photo by Ashim D'Silva

Photo by Ashim D'Silva

Before I forget, please note the photographers whose names appear below each of the four photos featured today. Thanks to their generosity, you can use their works found on Unsplash.com for free.

So please give Unsplash.com a try.

Then give us a call if you find something suitable to fill a wall!