With the double sonic booms that always signal the arrival of the shuttle re-entering the atmosphere, I began craning my head around looking for the tiny white dot in the sky. I saw a few people pointing, and saw it moving fast, way above the clouds. I had the Canon 100-400mm zoom with me, and a steady hand:
I was locked in and ready to photograph the landing. Unfortunately I didn't realize that there was a group of VIPs that had access to a location right in front of me. They moved in before the landing, and I didn't have a chance to move to a better location. Luckily I got a few photos in between the heads.
After a few hours, the ground crews are ready to roll the orbiter back to the processing facility. She slowly marched past us, attended by a long parade of support trucks and machines.
It was a bit sad watching the Discovery head home for the very last time.