At first glance- even at second and third glance- this appears to be a set or model. I’m not sure why. The angle perhaps? But it is a real building against a real mountain with a very real vintage bus and a very real vintage truck parked alongside. How long the building may stand is anyone’s guess. I would say any minute now it might crumble to the ground.
I downloaded the Before into Lightroom and cropped and straightened it. I opened the shadows and brought down the highlights, and set the clipping on the whites and blacks.
I then boosted the clarity, lowered the contrast, and lowered the exposure.
I used the graduated filter from the bottom of the frame up to lower the exposure and sharpen the texture of the gravel. From the top down I used a separate graduated filter to darken the sky and reduce the clarity and sharpness. I brushed highlights on the gravel and the building to help it stand out from the background. Then I added a post-crop vignette.
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