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Players were photographed during a real match and under an overcast sun light to avoid any shadow

Canon 5D Mark II + Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Wacom Intuos4 Tablet

So here is my last effort. A composite made after shooting for a match of Rugby Varese.
The concept behind the image it's summed up in the title: "Just One Rule: The Team". For those who are not familiar with Rugby, the free kick that's about to be performed by player number 10 towards the goal post - way too far - it could never be caught by a touche - a lift of players - as in the picture. This situation is surreal and totally against any rule, but in this case the blue-yellow team tries to block the ball anyway but the whites prevail and will be taking the ball to the goal soon.
Just as the title says, there's no rule but the Team: and this is even more evident in rugby, more than in any other sport, where individualism is pointless without the support of your team-mates.

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