In New Mexico, when people talk about a ristra, they're referring to the string of red Hatch chile pods that can be found hanging as decoration on many New Mexican homes. Ristras are said to bring both good health and good luck to those who hang them at their house. You'll see red chile ristras throughout New Mexico used as decoration. They're often hung on front porches and portals as a cheerful welcome.
My Other Featured Images Here
SPOTLIGHT Images: http://kodak.aminus3.com/image/2009-07-04.html
COLOR SPOTLIGHT Images: http://kodak.aminus3.com/image/2011-09-08.html
30 mm (35mm equiv.)