Rays bounce off objects - thus we see objects.
Rays - that bounce into the camera - bounce off mirrors (after they bounce off objects) - thus we see reflections of objects.
Why don’t rays - that don’t bounce into the camera - bounce off mirrors?
In other words: Why don’t rays bounce off objects (after they bounce off mirrors)?
In the picture: Why doesn’t light from the lamp in the near end of the corridor bounce off the mirror half-way and light the far end of the corridor?
In my opinion: This is because mirrors don’t care about rays that come directly from the lamp. They only care about rays that bounce off objects.
What am I doing wrong?