Please refer to this image. The scene contains an object close to a mirror in the wall and a window, note that the reflected object is receiving more light than the object itself.
I read some articles about the Law of Reflection and the Ray Principle but did not get a straight answer on how the mirror(or my eyes) knows how to compose that virtual image in a way it appears to receive more light.
According to the definition of the Plane Mirror, the light rays do not actually pass through the virtual image, then why the virtual image is being composed with more light and who is responsible for that? The mirror? My eyes?