I was delighted to be invited again to pro bono photograph for Kathy Mata Ballet and friends for their 2012 Bay Area Dance Week performance. Classical through modern, I watched it in entirety though a lens, timing the shutter for the apex of the movements. I wound up with over 1000 images over 2 hours, which were curated to a collection of about 100 by my friend and dancer Vin, featured wearing yellow and black in the 4th picture here. Kathy Mata Ballet is a non-profit adult ballet group of incredibly dedicated people who have whole other lives of work and family in addition to dance. As always, I love the challenge of dance photography (almost the only time I use my camera in Manual mode), and lose myself in enjoying the music and movement.