Hey, that looks similar to mine! I did mine
without photoshop though! Of course I was lucky
I think he (Adamus) used PS too much, and it shows. His composition and lighting captures are nice though, not to mention some of the locations. I see no problem with making a photo better with tools, but to make them unrealistic is a waste of time. I will occasionally bump up saturation, or use polarizers, but as for 'chopping and shopping' I avoid it. I think he used PS even more lately, as I remember his earlier stuff being not so dramatic.
As for the comments about Adams and other artists, I agree. We create what we remember. He just must have done some good shit to see what he shows in his pics! I won't fault him for it though.