If these monthly moon photo sessions have taught me anything, it's how amazing the human eye is to any lens in the world. No aperture or shutter speeds or ISO or post-processing required, the human brain and the human eye just do it for us. All we have to do is look.
But the challenge of photographing the full moon is still fun, even though it remains equally frustrating. With my limited resources, you can have moon details, or scenery, but rarely both without the noise factor overshadowing everything else.
that is, in fact, snowy covered Mt. Evans backed by some beautifully voluminous clouds
(to differentiate between clouds and mountains, here's the lowered shutter speed)