thanks all for your comments
ok, this is the FINAL update, i promise. It’s just that I liked the postprocessed version a lot, but I wanted to have a pure blender pic. Also, i liked the B&W w/o the teal tint.
So, I tweaked the image in blender to get that subtle spec., and used both the glow and zblur plugins to achive an image that’s (imo) better than the post’d one but still pure blender:
EDIT: mudpuddle.co.nz is down right now, so this link may not work at the time of reading__________________________________________
as usual, an uncropped version is here: http://gallery.mudpuddle.co.nz/albums/blenergetic/hallway.jpg
(and no more updates, i promise)