Reshared post from +Mike Wiacek
So Restoration Hardware has these cool prints of the moon. (http://goo.gl/QhS00h) The downside? They are $355 EACH – and there are 6 of them. 🙁 OUCH!
They have a cool super contrasty look to them. I wanted to see if I could get something similar to that on my own. NASA makes TONS of amazing images available to the public free of charge. I found some high res TIFF images of the moon courtesy of "NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio".
I processed them using the. Specifically using Silver Efex Pro 2 – to get the cool effect similar to the Restoration Hardware images.
I've merged them into one giant pano which I'm providing here. The source imagery is from NASA and as a government work is not subject to copyright, but the modifications and composition here are copyright me and made available to everyone under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. (full text here: http://goo.gl/zRWHX6).
This is a high res image, 3600px tall by 25200px wide. Enjoy it! Each shot of the moon is exactly 12 inches x 12 inches @ 300dpi.
Download the full size here: http://goo.gl/heQs2t