The above photographs are a spirit of his 1826 painting “From the Top of Kaaterskill Falls”. The photographs showcase a dynamic range resembling the 1826 painting of Thomas Cole. Each photograph is created from several photographs taken at different exposures to showcases the clouds, forest, and Kaaterskill Falls.
No ‘Photoshop’ to the images other then combining several photographs of the same scene of different exposures from the camera.
A link to the image of the Thomas Cole painting titled “From the Top of Kaaterskill Falls”:
Thomas Cole was an English-born American artist. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Cole’s Hudson River School, as well as his own work, was known for its realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, which feature themes of romanticism and naturalism. (Wikipedia- Thomas Cole)