So I’ve been learning to use my metering function when I shoot in manual mode. Instead of letting the camera choose the middle of the photo to give me an exposure reading, I pick a spot - in this case the moon. And get my exposure reading from there. The top photo was “center metered” by the camera and the bottom was “spot metered” by me. I am still learning, so for all your experienced photographers rolling your eyes at Mrs. Newbie over here, give me a break.
I’m pretty satisfied with the fact you can actually see the shade of the moon, instead of just an overblow white blob.
i’m an experienced (as in trained at one of the top few programs in the world) photographer and i’m more just smiling cause i remember how much fun it was when i first discovered this - i think the word you were actually looking for was “snobs” =p