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Behind the Lens: A Look Back at the Top Photos from the 2022 Season – No. 10

Taking a look at the best photos from the Chiefs’ archives in 2022

A photograph can be powerful. It possesses the ability to capture the raw emotion of a singular moment and preserve an otherwise fleeting snippet of time, telling a story in the process.

Over the next several weeks, we're going to take a look back at 10 of the best photos from the 2022-23 season along with commentary from Chiefs' Director of Photography Steve Sanders. Unlike in previous years, this isn't a countdown of Sanders' top images, but rather the story of the Chiefs' championship season told through some of his favorite photos.

We'll begin with No. 10:


A panoramic view of GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium prior to an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Monday October 10, 2022.

Game: Week 5 vs. the Las Vegas Raiders

The Subject: The sun sets over GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Taken By: Kyle Rivas

Camera Model: Sony ILCE-9

Focal Length: 16 mm

Exposure Time: 1/400

Aperture: f/6.3

Steve Sanders' Thoughts:

Q: Why did you pick this photo to kick off our collection?

Sanders: "I just think it's a beautiful sunset over GEHA Field at Arrowhead. Kyle's role on game day is basically to cover the atmosphere of the stadium and the advertising aspect for the partnership department. He's really great at capturing these beautiful moments that just happen during a game that you might not notice at the time," Sanders said. "This one really captures the whole essence of the stadium. You see the stadium's rounded corners, and those act as a natural frame and vignette to really focus your attention back toward the field. I think this was right before kickoff as the stadium was filling, and I think it's a really pretty photo that stands alone by itself."

Q: Your group always finds a way to make these stadium shots look unique. How do you all do it?

Sanders: "That's the challenge that I give to my photographers every year. I want them to try and find unique ways to view the stadium," Sanders said. "This was one of the first shots that I've seen like this that really shows the roundness of the bowl. The shape of the stadium really played into the final piece."