but when you consider that;
a professional photographer who was hired to shoot an interior like this would probably use two highly skilled assistants to set up lights/equipment, for a minimum of 6 hours, before anyone ever pressed a shutter release, and then several more hours moving lights, stands, cameras, etc...just to spend several more days in post...well, i'm pretty happy with my shot. especially since this place was engulfed in 75% darkness, and i didn't have any help lighting it... not bad for 45 minutes of work! (any more time spent on this would have really bummed everyone else out, even more then they already were...)
i'm pretty proud of myself.