The canoe pic is clearly photoshopped, there are at least two issues that make the picture impossible. (There are stars in the reflection that are not visible in the sky, there is no trace of atmospheric extinction towards the horizon - nothing.) Plus other inconsistencies. My guess is that not only is the reflection faked, but the night sky has been photoshopped in too.
A really really clear night sky can be astounding. However one thing you will never see with the naked eye are colours in nebulae. There just isn’t enough light to activate the colour receptors. You should be easily able to distinguish the star colours (but that is true even in the city for the bright stars.)
You can see the effect of dark nebulae in the way of the stars, the well know one is the Coal Sack, which sits on one side of the Southern Cross. But the quite dramatic display of dark clouds in the milky way of the canoe pic are not visible to the naked eye.
I have taken pictures like the sky field in canoe shot (it isn’t hard, and a lot of fun). A simple motor driven platform can be made up with odds and ends, and a few minutes time exposure will get a very nice result.
Another problem with the canoe pic is that the reflected star field will rotate the opposite direction to the sky, which means you can’t compensate for it.