There is very little I find enjoyable about being up before dawn. The main exception is that sunrise rarely disappoints as an awesome display of beauty. And on this particular morning in December 2014 the departure from Houston certainly fit the bill.
Added bonus: I slept for most of the flight to NYC that day.
A couple shots from the ground that morning, arguably even prettier than the sunrise:
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