Daytime is my favourite time for photographing the moon, and the originals of all these shots show a beautiful blue sky. They look pretty, but by converting to monochrome it's possible to pull out so much more detail. These were all converted in Lightroom simply by desaturating all the colour and increasing the black control to give an even background. I added a little noise reduction and sharpening.
One day I'll get a plane as it cross the face of the moon, but for now this will do.
This one is probably the best shot of the moon I've managed (partly down to the processing) and I've included a link to the full size version.
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Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.