Case Study on Composite Landscape Photography

I wanted to create a dramatic landscape photograph using compositing via Photoshop. Below is a basic progress of the final photograph.

In order to get the look I wanted and lighting correct, I had to pick landscape photographs that were all or mostly cloudy: Pixabay ID: 210913,1622739, 55443041547302.

Rough Cut Out of image ID 210913.
Add a middle ground that has similar color to the foreground.
The background needed to be dramatic and I felt clouds over a volcano will work.
Copy, paste, and rotated the clouds from the same volcano photo.
Touched up the clouds and middle/fore-grounds.
Color graded using black and white adjustment layer and modified blending options.
Final: added more clouds.

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