The illumination of bright sun reveals worlds and lightens our spirits, but its indirect reflection onto surfaces and objects offers a different way of seeing. Light bounced up onto a Morpho butterfly's wing is reflected back in a remarkable iridescent glow.
Even a slab of stucco wall can be made beautiful by reflected light; the central rectangle has a lovely yellow warmth within its shade.
There are sometimes fleeting moments of light reflected from shiny surfaces: here, the sun glancing off the windshield of my car made its way into my bedroom, lighting a patch of ceiling and a pull toy on a shelf.
Sunlight shining on a floor makes its way up the wall and catches the undersides of forms, lighting the ordinary in an extraordinary glow.
A copper pot seems made to pick up moments of light,
as does a plastic translucent tube, reflecting its red essence on a floor. "Elucidate": shed light on. There are many ways to do that, both figuratively and actually.