As dusk falls over Mount Olive on Wednesday, the streetlights come on, casting a warm glow over Main Street in the Wayne County town, where a growing Haitian population supports a specialty supermarket and Caribbean restaurant.
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While shooting a story about the Haitian community in Mount Olive, I noticed the winter twilight and streetlights transform a normally unremarkable street scene into a study of light and shadow. I used a wide-angle lens to capture the moment.