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Exposing for the moon is not hard, but everything else will be really dark. The problem is you need another shot with the rest of the scene properly exposed. In that shot, the moon is blown and there will be flare and a very large area around the moon is much lighter.
If you use the sky from the well exposed moon shot, the sky is black and no stars will show or very few. If you clone just the well exposed moon into the other shot, you need to repair the sky. That is really hard as there is a tremendous gradation of color and brightness. I worked at at and eventually decided to do this sort of image with the moon out of the shot.
The example you like is ok at web size, but will not stand printing.
If anyone here has a secret for fixing the sky I would love to hear it.
That Deer Creek res shot might have been a once in a lifetime deal. The water was very high last year and this year most of the reflected area is dry land.