5 years ago today Canterbury was hit by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. We were lucky and very few people were killed or injured in this large quake, the one that followed on February 2011 was much worse. The September quake happened at 4.35am and I still remember it far too well as I foolishly tried to get to my children; bouncing off the walls as I tried to get to their rooms. I thought this would be a good time to look back at some of the images I took of my home town Kaiapoi the morning after the quake – a lovely spring day as it happened. These were taken with my first DSLR and going back to them was interesting but brought back a lot of memories.