mike c - In terms of print sales, Moonrise was the most popular of Adams prints, but when you consider what he charged for prints, it doesn't even come close to some of the modern art photographs. I had the opportunity to purchase a Moonrise in 1975 just before Ansel announced he would stop making original prints. The asking price? $1500.00 A lot then, but what an opportunity lost.
There was also a Moonrise Anniversary show with people bringing in variations of the Moonrise as Ansel printed it throughout his career. I remember seeing an 11 x 14 print in a Houston gallery and the clouds above the moon were quite visible. Oh, and the print was very warm toned.
I hope Merg Ross chimes in, he probably has some good stories about this photograph.