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Moon over the desert (0)
redbaron (18)
I took this photo from a cruise ship on the Nile, about 30 minutes before sunset with a telephoto lens (300mm)

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redbaron (18)
Crop, levels, colour balance
Edited by:diverjohn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 44 N: 96] (750)

there's an argument that good post-processing is analagous to making un-truthful statements.
Nevertheless, I cropped to the Rule of Thirds, placing the horizon on the 1/3 level.
Next, adjust color Levels.
Finally, select the moon and adjust Color Balance.
Result is more pleasing, IMO.